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We take pride in presenting courses with nationally recognized speakers in a comfortable atmosphere usually limited to smaller groups of attendees. Our goal is for our attendees to be able to interact with these superb speakers during breaks and meals and to allow you to have your individual questions answered up close and comfortably.

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2017 Course Schedule


 Hands-On & Lecture Course

 Lecture Only Course

 New Course


JANUARY

Date
Course  
17th Tuesday   Dental Radiology Course For The NJ X-Ray License
Tuesday Evening Course - 12 Week Program
22nd SUNDAY   Guided Bone Regeneration
with Dr. David Chong         **Course Filled - WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

27th Friday &
28th Saturday
  Atraumatic & Efficient Oral Surgery:
New Concepts & Technology

with Dr. Karl R. Koerner       **Only 1 spot remaining

29th SUNDAY
Changing Standards of Care And Dentist Liability in Today's Challenging Environment
with Dr. Mitchell Gardiner

FEBRUARY

Date   Course  
10th Friday   Dental Management of Patients with Common
Medical Conditions

with Dr. Patrick Quaranta

12th SUNDAY
Sinus Lifts: Crestal Contemporary Approaches To Transcrestal Sinus Floor Elevation
with Dr. David Chong
17th Friday   Free Gingival & Connective Tissue Grafts
with Dr. Jon Suzuki

24th Friday   HPV vs. Non-HPV Oral Cancer:
For Dentists & Hygienists

with Jo-Anne Jones

26th SUNDAY   Removable Restorative Solutions For Today's Dentistry
with Michael Goodman, CEO Equipoise

MARCH

Date   Course  
5th SUNDAY   Forensic Dentistry 2017: Challenging Times For Forensics - Past, Present & Future
with Dr. Lawrence Dobrin
10th Friday &
11th Saturday

Billing Medical In Your Dental Office: "How To" For Transforming Dental Codes to Medical Codes (LECTURE/WORKSHOP)
with Christine Taxin

24th Friday
Inman Aligner™ Training
with Dr. Stephen M. Miller

26th SUNDAY   Dental Pharmacology:
Including Herbals & Natural Products

with Dr. Richard Wynn 

31st Friday   The Importance of Recognizing the TMJ Patient
with Dr. Glenn Gittelson


APRIL

Date   Course  
2nd SUNDAY   SUCCESSFULLY TREATING THE FEARFUL PATIENT: Opportunities for Practice Growth
with Dr. Larry Sangrik

7th Friday   The Art & Science of the Direct Anterior &
Posterior Esthetic Restorations

with Dr. Mark Pitel
9th SUNDAY

  Engineering Modern Endodontic Access Prep & Dentine Conservation
with Dr. Marc Balson

12th Wednesday   Dental Radiology Course For The NJ X-Ray License
Wednesday Daytime Course - 10 Week Program

14th Friday
  Material Gems for the Profitable Practice
with Dr. George Freedman

21st Friday &
22nd Saturday
  Hard & Soft Tissue Lasers:
A Standard Proficiency Certification Course

with Dr. Robert Convissar


MAY

Date   Course  
5th Friday   Peri-Implantitis: Preventative, Non-Surgical
and Surgical Therapies

with Dr. Jon Suzuki
6th Saturday   Head & Neck Anatomy Review: Clinical Relevance
with Dr. Beeren Gajjar
7th SUNDAY   Infection Control - What Your Office Needs To Know
with Ms. Rina Nowka

10th Wednesday  The Dentist's Role in Sleep Medicine: 
Treating Snoring & Sleep Apnea

with Dr. Kenneth Hilsen

12th Friday & 
13th Saturday
  Advanced GBR Surgery - 20 Intensive Hours of Continuous Hands on Training
with Dr. Sang Yoon Oh & Dr. Hyun Joon Chung

19th Friday &
20th Saturday
  Atraumatic & Efficient Oral Surgery:
New Concepts & Technology

with Dr. Karl Koerner


JUNE

Date   Course  
4th SUNDAY    Local Anesthesia: Techniques & Pharmacology - What's Current & What's Coming
with Dr. Mel Hawkins

9th Friday   Success With Dental Insurance: Mastering the Codes is Easy-But That's Just the Beginning
with Tom Limoli, Jr.

11th SUNDAY
Clinical Decision Making in Dentistry: A Seminar For The Thinking Dental Professional
with Dr. Patrick Quaranta
16th Friday   Crown Lengthening & Periodontal Flap Surgery
with Dr. Jon Suzuki **Course Full - Waiting List Available**
25th SUNDAY   Removable Restorative Solutions For Today's Dentistry 
with Michael Goodman


JULY

Date   Course  
14th Friday &
15th Saturday
  Atraumatic & Efficient Oral Surgery: New Concepts & Technology
(Location: Warwick, Rhode Island)
with Dr. Karl Koerner
 
21st Friday
  Composites, Adhesives & Restorative Materials 2017: What to Use Where
with Dr. Gary Alex

26th Wednesday   Infection Control - What Your Office Needs to Know
with Rina Nowka, RDH, MA

28th Friday

Implant Assisted Removable Partial Dentures
with Dr. John Carpenter



AUGUST

Date   Course  
10th Thursday &
11th Friday
  Atraumatic & Efficient Oral Surgery:
New Concepts & Technology 

with Dr. Karl R. Koerner       **Only 2 spots remaining

27th SUNDAY   Oral Medicine for the Entire Dental Office
with Dr. Patrick Quaranta

SEPTEMBER

Date   Course  
6th Wednesday   Ceramic Restorations From Start To Finish:
Making Predictable Happen

with Dr. Arthur Volker

8th Friday &
9th Saturday

My First Implant: Dental Implants Made Simple
with Dr. Aeklavya Panjali
 
10th SUNDAY


  Real Life Restorative Problems: Solve with New Materials & Techniques 
with Dr. Marvin Fier
**COURSE FILLED - WAITING LIST AVAILABLE**

 
13th Wednesday
  Dental Radiology Course For The NJ X-Ray License
Wednesday Morning Course - 10 Week Program

with Ms. Rina Nowka

15th Friday   Removable Restorative Solutions For Today's Dentistry
with Michael Goodman, CEO Equipose

17th SUNDAY   Geriatric Dentistry: Treating Vulnerable, Older Adults
in Practice & Nursing Home

with Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum
 
22nd Friday   Oral/IV Sedation: Clinical Pharmacology, Practical Applications
with Dr. Mel Hawkins
**2 SPOTS REMAINING**
 
23rd Saturday

  Local Anesthesia: Techniques & Pharmacology - What's Current & What's Coming
with Dr. Mel Hawkins
 
24th SUNDAY   Head & Neck Anatomy Review: Clinical Relevance
with Dr. Beeren Gajjar

29th Friday &
30th Saturday

Advanced GBR Surgery Part II: 22 Intensive Hours of Continuous Hands On Training
with Dr. Sang Yoon Oh


OCTOBER

Date   Course
1st Sunday   Sinus Lifts: A Comprehensive Hands On Training
with Dr. Sang Yoon Oh
**ONLY 3 SPOTS REMAINING**

6th Friday
Current Issues in Periodontics & Implantology
with Dr. Jon Suzuki

13th Friday
Ceramic Veneers: Preparation Techniques, Clinical Concepts & Pearls
with Dr. Mark Pitel
**ONLY 1 SPOT REMAINING**
 
15th SUNDAY
All Ceramics: What's New? What's Proven?
Controversies and Clinical Tips

with Dr. Damon Adams

18th Wednesday
  Success w/ Dental Insurance: Mastering the Codes is Easy- But That's Just the Beginning
Sixth Annual South Jersey/Philly Event
(Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ)

with Tom Limoli, Jr

 
18th Wednesday   The Chartless, Digital Dental Practice (Evening)
Sixth Annual South Jersey/Philly Event
(Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ)

with Dr. Kenneth Feiler

19th Thursday   Cosmetically Motivated Dentistry
Sixth Annual South Jersey/Philly Event
(Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ)

with Dr. Kenneth Feiler

20th Friday
Dental Pharmacology: The Drugs Dentists Can & Should Use In The Treatment of Their Patients
Sixth Annual South Jersey/Philly Event
(Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ)

with Dr. Patrick Quaranta

26th Thursday &
27th Friday 
  Hard & Soft Tissue Lasers:
A Standard Proficiency Certification Course

with Dr. Robert Convissar

29th Sunday
A Simple Path to Predictable & Excellent Endodontics
with Dr. Michael J. Ribera
**COURSE FULL - WAITING LIST AVAILABLE**
 

NOVEMBER

Date   Course  
3rd Friday   Bone Grafting: Extraction Site & Ridge Preservation, The Foundation For Dental Implants
with Dr. Jon Suzuki

5th SUNDAY   HPV vs. Non-HPV Oral Cancer:
For Dentists & Hygienists

with Jo-Anne Jones

10th Friday &
11th Saturday 
  Atraumatic & Efficient Oral Surgery:
New Concepts & Technology

with Dr. Karl R. Koerner 

12th SUNDAY

  Success with Pediatric Dentistry: What You & Your Staff Need to Know to Build Your Practice
with Dr. Doron Kochman
 

DECEMBER

Date   Course  
1st Friday   The Dentist's Role in Sleep Medicine:
Treating Snoring & Sleep Apnea

with Dr. Kenneth Hilsen

6th Wednesday
Changing Standards of Care and Dentist Liability in Today's Challenging Environment 
with Dr. Mitchell Gardiner

8th Friday &
9th Saturday


  Dental Implants Made Simple: From Treatment Planning to Placement
with Dr. Aeklavya Panjali
 
10th SUNDAY Psychology & Dentistry
with Dr. Patrick Quaranta

15th Friday   Infection Control - What Your Office Needs To Know
with Ms. Rina Nowka 
 






 Hands-On & Lecture Course

 Lecture Only Course

 New Course

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•  JANUARY 2017 COURSES  •
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GUIDED BONE REGENERATION
 (HANDS-ON)  (SUNDAY)

Presenter: David Chong, DDS

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017


Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 318
Subject: Bone Grafting/GTR
               Surgery Participation
*Breakfast & Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  
COURSE FILLED! - WAITING LIST AVAILABLE


Course Description:

Guided Bone Regeneration, or “GBR” as commonly referred, is a technique based on theory of guided tissue regeneration and most often used in conjunction with dental implant placement. The goal of a successful GBR is to augment alveolar ridge defects in an effort to enhance the functional and esthetic outcome of implant-supported restorations. 

Guided Bone Regeneration is a procedure that utilizes barrier membranes to promote bone growth at sites with an insufficient volume of bone. There are several common situations in which GBR is extremely useful for short and long-term healing success, such as after the removal of an impacted tooth or a root, but for the clinician it is most commonly used to aid the growth of bone around a fresh implant site or to prepare an extracted socket for future implant placement. 

This course consists of lecture and participation activities designed to expand the doctor’s knowledge of GBR concepts and procedures. Emphasis will be on recognizing the clinical indications and understanding the biological principles for guided bone procedure, exploring the latest techniques and materials available and understanding the rational of socket regeneration and preservation. 

By the end of this course participants will be able to assess:

   • Current concepts and principles of GBR, including socket preservation and management 
   • Proper implant position for functional and esthetic prosthesis
   • Utilizing duel zone grafting technique to minimize hard and soft tissue changes
   • The advantages, indications and limitations of GBR
   • The difference between various bone grafting materials and harvested autogenous bone
   • Rigid augmentation using resorbable and non-resorbable membranes
   • How to utilize titanium mesh membrane in bone regeneration
   • Complication managements including handling membrane exposures

About the Speaker:
David Chong, DDS

Dr. David Chong is a Clinical Director and Attending at Far Rockaway Hospital. He also serves as Fellow of International Congress of Implantology and an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration. He is the Course Director of the Basic Dental Implant Surgery courses at Osstem.

Dr. David Chong practices general dentistry and serves the community of Flushing, Queens.

He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from NYU and later on completed a two year Surgical and Prosthetic Implantology Program there.

Dr. Chong completed his first residency at Wyckoff Hospital, New York and served as the Chief Resident during his second year residency at Flushing Hospital in Queens, NY.
Dr. Chong continues to pursue the latest developments and advancements in dentistry and implantology through weekly study groups in addition to various seminars. Doctor Chong has a passion for his work and shows sensitivity towards patients needs’.


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Usually they say if you learn 1 new thing at a CE Course – its a good day. Well, I just has a thousand good days!" 
     – Dr. Robert DelPresto, Brick, NJ

"Very worthwhile. Dr. Chong is a highly enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging speaker. He displays an obvious passion for his subject matter and teaching."

     – Dr. Steven Sessler, Cuba, NY 

"Great course. Dr. Chong is an enthusiastic speaker who keeps your attention all day!"
     – Dr. Shakeel Ahmed, Cranbury, NJ

"Very good. Great content. Practical ideas.  Good classification of defects as well as appropriate techniques for different types of situations."
      – Dr. Nate Satler, New York, NY

"This course is extremely comprehensive--it covers in detail many of the routine situations even when placing implants when there are bony defects which need to be addressed for superior results." 
     – Dr. Craig Henry, West Hempstead, NY

"Dr. Chong is top notch--worth the time, travel and money."

"Dr. Chong's presentation on GBR was one of the most comprehensive treatments of this subject that I have heard in recent years."
     – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ 

"Excellent--facility is comfortable and accessible. Dr. Chong is an outstanding lecturer with a passion for his topic -providing real practical information (both theoretical and treatment based)." 
     – Dr. Larry Honigman, Hartsdale, NY

"Dr. Chong was very informative. Location was pleasant, clean and comfortable."
     – Dr. Robert Olan, Queens, NY



– TUITION –

Dentist $595
Advanced Registration $50 off by 1/15/17

*Limited to 24 Attendees

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ATRAUMATIC AND EFFICIENT ORAL SURGERY:
New Concepts and Technology
  (HANDS-ON)

2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

Presenter: Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017 &
          Saturday, January 28, 2017

Time: (Day 1) 8:00am - 4:30pm
           (Day 2) 8:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description

Sponsored by: Golden Dental Solutions &
                          Medco Instruments Inc

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 15
AGD Code: 311
Subject: Exodontia Participation
*Breakfast & Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  
** Only 2 spots remaining! **

NEW: 
   • We have added Pig Jaws in addition to the customized models to
      the Hands-On portion

Course Description:

Implants and esthetic bridges require atraumatic extractions. The emphasis of this presentation is on routine extractions that become more difficult than expected

The presentation will cover:

  • Advanced instruments and procedures as taught in modern oral surgery residency
  • How to avoid or manage many common complications, such as bleeding problems with patients on anticoagulants
  • Managing infections
  • Luxators: the world-wide standard of care
  • Essentials for 3rd molar anatomy/bone removal
  • Suturing techniques
  • Bone grafting
  • Flap Resection
  • Many minor oral surgery procedures
  • Medications and post op instructions

Extraction expertise will be taken to the next level for socket preservations, multiple extractions with alveoplasty, frenectomies, exostosis removal and other minor dentoalveolar procedures.

This course will enable the general dentist and dental assistant to:

  • Broaden the range of surgery procedures done in the office
  • Better avoid or treat common surgical complications
  • Do surgery procedures more quickly and predictably
  • More clearly understand surgical "standards of care"
  • Have a better grasp of what surgery procedures need to be referred
  • Do socket bone grafts according to current, commonly used techniques
Hands-On Portion:


 
The Hands-On portion will be performed on life-like dentoform models
, performing surgery procedures that are a prelude to doing them on patients. The principles and techniques from the discussion will be realistically implemented on the models.   

Each doctor will have their own model and their own set of surgical instruments during the whole course!

The following will be performed over two days on the models during the Hands-On portion:

  • Surgical extractions
  • Socket preservation with bone graft material and barrier membrane
  • Partial bony maxillary and mandibular impactions performed with flap reflection
  • Bone removal to avoid sensitive anatomic structure
  • Preventing a dry socket
  • Multiple extractions followed by alveoplasty and continuous-lock suturing
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Sulturing techniques
  • Other minor oral surgery procedures

12 Hands-On Surgical Procedures performed on life-like dentoform models:
  #1 - Surgical extraction of a fractured-lower first molar (Includes root retrieval using algorithm)
  #2 - A socket bone graft procedure. (Bone graft and double barrier membrane.)
  #3 - Multiple extractions (4) including "surgical" root removal 
  #4 - Alveoplasty of the ridge followed by continuous-lock suturing.
  #5 - Surgical extraction of an upper first molar with a fractured root and sinus perforation using 
         techniques that prevent a root from going into the maxillary sinus (embedded within the model).
  #6 - Use a Hedstrom file w/floss for additional control of a root tip near the sinus
  #7 - Use of grafting to treat sinus perforation,
  #8 - Surgical extraction of an upper third molar vertical impaction.
  #9 - Surgical removal of a partial bony mesioangular, lower third molar impaction using a triangular 
          flap and appropriate sectioning technique
 #10 - Perform an excisional biopsy
 #11 - Perform an "incision and drain"
 #12 - Perform a labial frenectomy

This course will enable you to:

  • Go back to the office with superior knowledge
  • Have a solid feel for soft tissue incisions, bone removal and placement of bone graft material
  • Know first-hand how various surgical materials are used and/or manipulated
  • Receive one-on-one instruction and feedback on a number of procedures
  • Understand what current "standards of care" are regarding several surgeries commonly done in a general practice

About the Speaker:
Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses at all the major U.S. meetings, at the state level, and internationally.  His hands-on courses use life-like models on which participants do several different surgeries.  He is currently Clinical Director of Oral Surgery at Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah.  Dr. Koerner graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army, and a Masters Degree in Education.  Though not an oral surgeon, he has practiced oral surgery only for the last 16 years.

Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored and co-authored several books. He has been featured in DVDs for the profession including three made with Dr. Gordon Christensen on difficult extractions, third molar surgery, and medical emergencies. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and the Utah Academy of General Dentistry. 

He has organized and conducted many humanitarian trips to China (patient treatment and teaching other dentists) since 2006 and speaks fluent Chinese.  At the 2010 National AGD Meeting he received the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his contributions to General Dentistry and continuing education.


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Excellent class, 3rd time taking class with Dr. Koerner.  I learn something new each time I attend his class.  The online link prior to class was excellent information and review.  Gives excellent tips on how to manage difficult extractions.  I learned about treatment of dry sockets/management buffering, extraction of difficult molars, 3rd molar extraction, suturing, management of bleeding, oral sedation."        
       – Dr. Roslyn Kellum, Easton, MD

"Really enjoyed the hands on programs.  I learned more about suturing, bone grafting and better ways to remove broken teeth."
       – Dr. Michael Gallet, Mountainside, NJ

"Course is well worth a Friday & Saturday sacrifice. Excellent hands-on experience, excellent lecture material/good handouts."

       – Dr. Linda Reichler, Avon, CT

"Very good course led by an excellent instructor." 
       – Dr. Jerome, Kiely, Ireland

"Hands on was absolutely pertinent.  I was amazed at how realistic a model could be!  Loved the suturing." 
      – Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA

"Much more useful and relevant than the average dental CE course!" 
       – Dr. Susan Schiffman, Philadelphia, PA

"The course was run very well.  Dr. Koerner is a great speaker and the information he gave can be used in my practice immediately." 
      – Dr. Ryan Hoehner, Bowling Green, OH

"Loved everything - being able to actually practice what was taught is great."
      – Dr. Olukemi Odutayo, Voorhees, NJ

"Excellent course, very informative - can't wait to get back to my practice and put procedures to work." 
      – Dr. Matthew Curtin, Ipswich, MA

"All those pearls of his knowledge and experiences that he shared will benefit me tremendously in my career.  I can see myself doing 3rds extraction faster now."

     – Dr. Meesun Lim, Annandale, VA

"Very helpful course.  Dr. Koerner is an excellent teacher sharing the little secrets which are amazing to know.  I will recommend this course to my friends!"
     – Dr. Vipasha Desai, Newington, CT

"Good course, very detailed and practical.  Dr. Koerner is one of the greatest clinicians I have ever met.  Thanks for the course."
     – Dr. Fuming Li, Millville, NJ

"Dr. Koerner is awesome, very good at answering questions, encouraging people, patient with everyone, knowledgeable."
     – Dr. Krithika Jayaprakash, Vernon, CT

"Excellent course - really informative.  The information given will have an immediate impact on how I do Oral Surgery."
     – Dr. Craig Henry, West Hempstead, NY

"Great course that teaches concepts that I can easily bring to my office on Monday."
     – Dr. Juana Feliz, Trinity, Florida


– TUITION –

Dentist $1,285
Advanced Registration $100 off by 1/15/17

*Limited to 24 Attendees

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CHANGING STANDARDS OF CARE AND DENTIST LIABILITY IN 
TODAY'S CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT  
(SUNDAY)

Presenter: Mitchell Gardiner, DDS

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017


Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 742 & 159
Subject: Medical Health History/Factors & 
               Prevention of Medical Errors Lecture

*Breakfast & Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  

Course Description:

UNDERSTANDING PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY DEVELOP
AND MEET THEM HEAD-ON

THE MEDICAL HISTORY

  •    What is the dentist’s ethical and legal responsibility in obtaining a medical history?
  •    How thorough and complete is the typical medical history?
  •    How does the dentist know if it is complete and honestly answered?
  •    Do patients have to volunteer information about their medical histories?
  •    If you do not ask your patient for information will they tell you anyway?
  •    If you ask patients must they answer truthfully?
  •    What about false information in the medical history-who is liable?
  •    How does the dentist go about obtaining a complete and thorough medical history?
  •    What do you do when a patient does not speak the language that you do?
  •    What is your legal responsibility when your language is not your patient’s language?

IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE MEDICAL HISTORY THAT CREATE PROBLEMS FOR DENTISTS DURING TREATMENT

  • Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
  • Diseases and their ramifications on dental care
  • Allergies and how do dentists prepare for a possible reaction/attack
  • Previous complications during  dental treatment
  • Not obtaining complete information on all medications being taken by the patient
  • Medications being taken by patients:
-   Legally prescribed for the patient
-   Illegally being taken by the patient
-   Excessive use of alcohol by the patient

ARE OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TREATING YOUR PATIENT?

  • When is it necessary to obtain medical clearance to treat?
  • Who is legally responsible for giving medical clearance?
  • Stopping medications before treatment?  Who decides?

-    Which drugs do you stop?
-    Why? When?

TODAY’S GUIDELINES FOR PRE-MEDICATION WITH ANTIBIOTICS   

  • Cardiac/ cardiac valve damage
  • Total/partial joint replacements
  • Bisphosphate patients
  • Do dentists need to receive medical clearance from orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, internists and rheumatologists before treating patients?
-   When? How? Why

  • Are dentists adding to the problem of antibiotic resistance by prescribing antibiotics needlessly?
-   What are the legal ramifications of this?

ANTIBIOTICS AND CHLOSTRIDIUM DIFFILUS

  • Are there risks and complications when prescribing antibiotics?

CONFIDENTIALITY AND OUR MINOR PATIENTS

  • What are the legal constraints for dentists when discussing medical histories with underage patients?

-   With them. With their parents.

  • What are the legal responsibilities for dentists when discussing medical histories with underage patients?
  • What are the professional responsibilities and the ethics of patient confidentiality vs. the rights of parents to know?

-   Drug use/Alcohol

-   Pregnancy

-   Sexually transmitted diseases

-   Eating disorders

-   How do dentists documents these discussions in the treatment record?

HIPAA -  HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY &
ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

  • Social Media
  • In Office Protocols

PRESCRIPTION WRITING STANDARDS

  • Red flags in today’s changing legal landscape

-   What can dentists prescribe

-   What dentists cannot prescribe

-   Who can dentists prescribe medications to and who is not allowed to receive prescriptions.

What are the present day standards as it pertains to controlled drugs and how dentists
        can prescribe them

ACTUAL MALPRACTICE CASES THAT WILL BE USED DURING THE SEMINAR TO HIGHLIGHT DISCUSSION POINTS

  • Alcoholism that caused liver coagulopathy that resulted in a patient being hospitalized for excessive bleeding.
-   Lying on the medical history form and claiming lack of knowledge of English.

  • Hereditary Angio-Edema resulting in the death of a 21 year old following third molar extraction.

-   Ignoring an incomplete medical history form and a false claim of obtaining medical clearance to     treat.

  • Hospitalization of a patient after a severe attack of chlostridium diffilus .

-   Ignoring a medical history of ulcerative colitis and the prolonged use of clindamycin
    in a dental patient.

  • Illegible prescription writing.

-   Cardiologist and pharmacist sued as a result of a prescription that could not be read
    properly causing severe complications to the patient.

  • Lack of office protocol in an emergency at the dental office blamed for the death of a patient after a myocardial attack.

-   Poor preparation and lack of oxygen blamed on patient death.

About the Speaker:
Mitchell Gardiner, DDS

Dr. Gardiner is a full time general dentist practicing in a multi-specialty office. A 1977 graduate of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Gardiner served for three years as a dental officer in the Navy. He is a clinical instructor on the teaching faculty of the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Restorative  Dentistry-Fixed Prosthodontics.  He has over 25 years of experience in reviewing dental malpractice cases as an expert witness. Dr. Gardiner lectures and presents programs on issues of dental malpractice throughout the United States.  He holds fellowships in The Academy of General Dentistry, The American College of Dentists, and The International College of
                             Dentists    


– TUITION –

Dentist $245  |  Staff $195
Advanced Registration $30 off by 1/15/17

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•  FEBRUARY 2017 COURSES  •
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DENTAL MA
NAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH
COMMON MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Presenter: Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS,
                   FICD, FACD


Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 754
Subject: Dentistry For The Medically
               Compromised Patient Lecture


*Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 



Course Description:
 

Advances in medical technology and pharmaceuticals have enabled patients who hitherto were treated only in hospital based dental clinics, to seek care at our private dental practices. 
Also, the “baby-boomer” generation, one of the largest population demographics in the country, is at an age where chronic medical problems are extremely common.
Many excellent dental schools have myriad technical “competencies” to be learned and thus, relatively little curriculum time is devoted to medically complex patients.

   • This course will systematically address and review the statistically most common medical conditions
      that will be presented by ambulatory patients coming to our practices.
   • The dental management and pharmaceutical implications of these patients will be addressed and 
      safety issues will be emphasized.
   • The propriety, usefulness, indication for, and formulation of medical consultation will also be
      discussed.
   • Finally, the relatively few patients who seek care in our private practices but should instead, be
     referred to hospital based dental programs will be identified. 

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this course the participant will:

   • Be able to confidently assess and manage ambulatory dental patients with cardiovascular disease, 
      diabetes, COPD, bleeding disorders and on anticoagulant therapy, hepatitis, HIV, organ transplants
      and osteoporosis
   • Understand the use of medical guidelines, current antibiotic prophylaxis, and the limitations
      of guidelines
   • Be able to understand the precautions to be taken with patients on medications that manage
     their conditions and the interactions with these drugs and the drugs that we may prescribe
   • Be able to generate a useful and appropriate medical consultation and be able to know if medical 
     consultation is actually needed
   • How to take a relevant medical history and what to do with the information we obtain
   • Be able to identify patients that can be treated in the private practice dental office and those that 
     should be referred to a hospital based dental setting

About the Speaker:
Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS, FICD, FACD

Dr. Quaranta graduated from Villanova University in 1968 with a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a B.S. degree in Biological Science.


He attended Monmouth University Graduate School of Education during 1968 and 1969.


Dr. Quaranta attended The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School where he received his D.M.D. degree in 1972. Immediately after graduation from NJDS he was then invited to become a one-day per week faculty member as an instructor at the New Jersey Dental School and concurrently entered private practice with his father in Highland Park New Jersey.   In 1977 he was promoted to Assistant Professor and in 1986 he was promoted to Associate Professor. 

Dr. Quaranta, while a faculty member of NJDS in 1991, took on a two-year residency program in TMD disorders and oral medicine/ oro-facial pain. 

In 1992  Dr. Quaranta entered the Kean University Graduate School of Psychology where he performed research and obtained an M.S. degree in clinical psychology in 1997.

Dr. Quaranta took over his father’s practice in 1989 and after twenty three years of full time practice in 1995 became a three day per week faculty member and spent two years teaching in the Oral Medicine Division of the Department of Oral Pathology, Biology and Diagnostic Sciences. After twenty-seven years in private practice Dr. Quaranta became a full-time faculty member at NJDS in 2000.

In 1998 Dr. Quaranta was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental academic honor society, and in 1999 was offered a fellowship in the Faculty of the International College of Dentists (FICD).

On September 26, 2001 Dr.Quaranta was inducted into the Master Educator’ Guild and designated a Master Educator. This was a new University Wide program inaugurated by the new University President, Stuart Cook to recognize achievement and ability in biomedical education.  It is a University wide distinction awarded to a member of the six schools within the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. New Jersey Dental School is one of the six schools.  Dr. Quaranta was the first member to be elected to this award from the Dental School.  The school as now the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. 

On April 19, 2002, Dr. Quaranta was accepted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists (FACD)


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Very useful medical info and its relation to everyday dentistry." 

       – Dr. Donald Lapine, Bayonne, NJ

"Presentation and material were excellent. Dr. Quaranta did a great job" 
        – Dr. Gary Freedman, Livingston, NJ

"Very good course - better than expected - instructor is enthusiastic and easy to listen to! Excellent review of oral meds." 

       – Dr. Norman Turkowitz, New York, NY

"Excellent. Dr. Q presented very pertinent material well!" 
       – Dr. Joseph Jajawardena, Newburgh, NY

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SINUS LIFTS: Crestal Contemporary Approaches To Transcrestal Sinus Floor Elevation 
 (HANDS-ON)  (SUNDAY)

Presenter: David Chong, DDS

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017


Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 318
Subject: Bone Grafting/GTR
               Surgery Participation
*Breakfast & Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  
Sponsored by: Hiossen

Course Description:

In the posterior maxilla, residual bone height is limited by the presence of the sinus and often plays a key factor in the placement of dental implants.  A sinus lift is the ideal approach (when evaluating an atrophic maxillary ridge with deficiency in vertical height) to build additional bone in order to place a solid and stable implant. The Crestal Approach Sinus Kit (CAS-Kit) is the superlative tool for performing this procedure because it combines the advantage of high volume bone placement of the lateral window approach with the simplicity of the transcrestal approach. The CAS Kit makes this treatment option more accessible than ever. 

The transcrestal approach to sinus lift surgery is a less invasive technique than traditional approaches of elevating the sinus membrane for dental implant placement in the maxillary region. The specially designed CAS-Stopper System provides precise depth control and helps the clinician to avoid perforation of the sinus membrane. A Hydraulic Lift System further promotes patient safety by using the gentle delivery of saline to elevate the Schneiderian membrane. Patients benefit greatly from the transcrestal approach performed with CAS Kit, as this less traumatic method promotes a shorter healing time than lateral window approaches.   

This interactive course provides an opportunity for participants to expand their knowledge base and clinical skills to allow for management of simple maxillary sinus cases.  Through the use of lecture and participation activities, doctors will learn how to perform the transcrestal augmentation technique utilizing the CAS Kit to build bone in the posterior maxilla. Emphasis will be placed on simple and practical approaches to place dental implants simultaneously with sinus lift on flat or inclined sinus floor.

By the end of this course participants will have gained:

     • Proficiency in the anatomy of the sinus

     • Conventional transcrestal sinus lift technique using osteotome verses contemporary approach to
       lift sinus technique  using various tools

     • Familiarity with the indications and contraindications of transcrestal approach sinus lift

     • Understanding indications and contraindications using various bone graft materials

     • Awareness of the advantages and limitations of using a transcrestal approach

     • Complication managements

     • Elevated surgical skills through practice on a sinus model

About the Speaker:
David Chong, DDS

Dr. David Chong is a Clinical Director and Attending at Far Rockaway Hospital. He also serves as Fellow of International Congress of Implantology and an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration. He is the Course Director of the Basic Dental Implant Surgery courses at Osstem.

Dr. David Chong practices general dentistry and serves the community of Flushing, Queens.

He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from NYU and later on completed a two year Surgical and Prosthetic Implantology Program there.

Dr. Chong completed his first residency at Wyckoff Hospital, New York and served as the Chief Resident during his second year residency at Flushing Hospital in Queens, NY.
Dr. Chong continues to pursue the latest developments and advancements in dentistry and implantology through weekly study groups in addition to various seminars. Doctor Chong has a passion for his work and shows sensitivity towards patients needs’.


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About Dr. Chong:

"Dr. Chong is a highly enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging speaker. He displays an obvious passion for his subject matter and teaching."

     – Dr. Steven Sessler, Cuba, NY 

"Dr. Chong is an enthusiastic speaker who keeps your attention all day!"
     – Dr. Shakeel Ahmed, Cranbury, NJ

"Dr. Chong is top notch--worth the time, travel and money."

"Dr. Chong's presentation on GBR was one of the most comprehensive treatments of this subject that I have heard in recent years."
     – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ 

"Excellent--facility is comfortable and accessible. Dr. Chong is an outstanding lecturer with a passion for his topic -providing real practical information (both theoretical and treatment based)." 
     – Dr. Larry Honigman, Hartsdale, NY

"Dr. Chong was very informative. Location was pleasant, clean and comfortable."
     – Dr. Robert Olan, Queens, NY



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FREE GINGIVAL & CONNECTIVE TISSUE GRAFTS
(HANDS-ON)

Presenter: Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD,
                    MBA, FACD, FICD

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 499
Subject: Bone Grafting/
                GTR Surgery Participation


*Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

New for 2017 - now includes tunneling technique & pinhole technique!


Course Description:

Increasing clinical recognition of mucogingival defects including gingival recession may require Periodontal Plastic Surgery (Mucogingival soft tissue surgery). Free Gingival Grafts (Autogenous and Allograft) are used to augment existing lack of keratinized gingival or enhance a pre-implant or pre-prosthetic site.


Connective Tissue (Autogenous and Allograft) are used for root coverage or to enhance a thin biotype for prosthetic or esthetic improvements of soft tissue. This course includes lecture, video, and hands-on (pig jaws) opportunities to understand these concepts and apply them to clinical practice.

The pinhole technique will also be discussed.


Course Objectives:


  1. Diagnose mucogingival defects.

  2. Recognize pre-implant and pre-prosthetic clinical sites requiring plastic surgery

  3. Know how to harvest soft tissue autografts for mucogingival graft surgery.

  4. Know how to use soft tissue allografts for mucogingival surgery.

  5. Know how to apply these procedures for free gingival graft and connective

        tissue graft surgery.


The HANDS-ON portion of the program will be performed

on pig jaws and include:


      • How to perform incisions, flap elevation and flap positioning


      • Free gingival grafts using harvested autogenus tissue


      • Free gingival grafts using soft tissue allografts


      • Connective tissue surgery using harvested autogenus tissue


      • Connective tissue surgery using soft tissue allografts

      • The tunneling technique with aloderm specifically will also be performed for                      keratinized tissue enhancement and root coverage


      • Suturing techniques

About the Speaker:
Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA, FACD, FICD

Dr. Jon Suzuki has a Presidential Appointment as Professor of Microbiology in the School of Medicine and Professor of Periodontology in the School of Dentistry at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He has been Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and Chief of Hospital Dentistry, UPMC-Presbyterian University Hospital. Dr. Suzuki received his DDS from Loyola University of Chicago and his PhD in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He completed an NIH Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and has a Clinical Certificate in Periodontics at University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, a Specialist Microbiologist of the American College of Microbiology, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Suzuki has published over 100 papers, chapters and symposia, 175 abstracts, and one textbook in Medical Technology. He is in private practice limited to Periodontics in Philadelphia.

Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Fantastic course and lecturer." 
      – Dr. Lucas Mantilla, Lehigh Valley. PA

"Excellent.  It was everything I had hoped for.  I am ready to incorporate the techniques in my growing practice!" 
      – Dr. Uma Bunnag, Bethesda, MD 

"Dr. Suzuki - well organized, thorough, excellent teacher." 
      – Dr. Joseph Bolil, Nokesville, VA

"Great education, always learn something you can use immediately in your practice."        – Dr. Sonny Kim, Reston, VA

"I really think the course was very informative.  Dr. Suzuki does a great job at explaining gingival grafting." 
     – Dr. Lisa Lopez, Salisburg, NC

"Excellent for beginners and experienced practitioners - very nice facility."
      – Dr. Jack Binder, NY, NY

"Dr. Suzuki is a wonderful instructor--very systematic approach with enough repetition to ensure that we are confident and able to perform the surgery next week--as he said was his goal at the beginning of the course."
      – Dr. Weddle, Watchung, NJ

"Excellent - great audio visual - pig jaws were the best!"
      – Dr. Jerry Sparks, Scottsdale, AZ

"Very good course, excellent speaker."
      – Dr. Nancy Sutera, Katonah, NY
 
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Dentist $695
Advanced Registration $75 off by 1/31/17

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HPV vs. Non-HPV Oral Cancer:                            (HANDS-ON)
For Dentists & Hygienists

Presenter: Jo-Anne Jones

Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 736
Subject: Cancer Screening Participation

Sponsored by: LED Imaging (Velscope) & 
                          Orascoptic

*Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 


Course Description:

Over 50% of sexually active Americans will have an HPV (Human papillomavirus) infection in their lifetime. This is fueling an escalating rise in the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer. By the year 2020, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is expected to be the leading HPV-related cancer surpassing cervical cancer. The historic etiologic patterns related to exposure to alcohol and tobacco are declining, while HPV is becoming increasingly more common.
 
What are the implications to dentistry and how should our oral cancer screening be adjusted to compensate for this new profile? There are many questions arising due to this escalation. How is the virus transmitted and once an infection becomes active, will it ever go away? How does an infection transform into a malignancy? Who is at risk?
 
All of these questions and many more will be answered complemented by a guided hands on session outlining palpation techniques for high risk anatomical areas related to both HPV-positive and HPV-negative oral/oropharyngeal cancer.  A visual gallery of HPV lesions will be reviewed as well as identifying the subtle life-saving signs that accompany HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer that are so often overlooked.
 
Today’s dental professional needs to be informed and be pro-active. This requires the knowledge, the skill-set and the educational resources to effectively address this changing profile in clinical practice. Join Jo-Anne Jones, returning 2016 Dentistry Today CE Leader and recipient of the PennWell Award for “The Most Important Dental Story Published” written on this subject for a presentation that will change the way you screen for oral cancer forever.
 
Learning Outcomes:
   • To understand the current statistics related to the sexually transmitted Human papilloma virus
     and its connection with oropharyngeal cancer

   • To perform a systematic extraoral and intraoral examination with attention to high risk
     anatomical areas

   • To recognize the subtle, life-saving signs and symptoms that may accompany HPV-positive
     oral and oropharyngeal cancer

   • To be introduced to clinical resources that will aid in assessment, documentation and management 
     pathways of an abnormal finding

   • To be equipped with clinical resources and patient education materials related to this new profile



Hands-On Portion:

   • Perform a head and neck examination of high risk anatomical areas

   • Perform an oral cancer screening examination of high risk intraoral anatomical areas

   • Compare and contrast the use of adjunctive screening devices vs. white light examination

   • Experience magnification through the use of loupes when performing the oral cancer
      screening examination

About the Speaker:
Jo-Anne Jones

As a successful entrepreneur and international, award winning speaker, Jo-Anne brings life, energy and inspiration to all her presentations. Her strong and powerful message leaves audiences with a renewed confidence and enthusiasm for their chosen profession. 

Jo-Anne is the president of an educational and clinical training company dedicated to excellence in quality education and team training. Jo-Anne has been selected as one of the DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry and joins the 2016 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 6 th consecutive year. Jo-Anne continues to write for professional publications such as Dentistry Today, Dental Hygiene Today, RDH-Media, Dental Economics, Dental Products Report, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry Canada and Dental Practice Management in North America as well as the UK and Australia.

Jo-Anne is a Key Opinion Leader for a number of corporations within the dental community including Philips Oral Healthcare, LED Imaging Inc., Orascoptic, Dentsply, Oral Science, 3M ESPE and a corporate partner with rdhu, home of the ‘The Dental Practice Breakthrough Blueprint!’
Jo-Anne has been described as a very dynamic, knowledgeable and entertaining speaker with an ability to powerfully communicate her knowledge. Her frank and open style of lecturing complemented by the provision of clinical resources has earned many loyal followers.


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

“Excellent Course"
     – Dr. Greg Bowles, Virginia Beach, VA

"Well put together. Ms. Jones was very interesting, relatable and full of knowledge."
     – Ms. Victoria Recinos, Wayne, NJ

"Very good Hands-On“
     – Dr. Roshana Sherzoy, Englewood, NJ

"Updated my knowledge of modern oral cancer screening tools."
     – Dr. Greg Bowles, Virginia Beach, VA

"I am so happy that I took this course!  It is very much an eye opener!"
     – Dr. Roshana Sherzoy, Englewood, NJ


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Dentist $295  |  Staff $225
Advanced Registration $50 off by 1/31/17

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REMOVABLE RESTORATIVE SOLUTIONS
FOR TODAY’S DENTISTRY  
(SUNDAY)  (HANDS-ON)
 

Presenter: Michael Goodman,
                     CEO Equipoise

Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm


Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description


Sponsored by: Equipoise

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 670
Subject: Prosthodontics/Removable
                 Participation

*Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



Course Description:

A thorough and comprehensive examination of biomechanics in removable restorative design. The Equipoise System and philosophy insures the dentists and patients, a predictable, successful prosthesis by directing forces along the long axis of the tooth designed to strengthen the periodontal structures while protecting and preserving the abutment teeth. You will observe how versatile the equipoise system is with existing dentition, conventional and precision designs and as an excellent tooth borne solution with implant supported Equipoise C&L attachments.

Educational Objectives:
  • Filling an important area in your practice with proven complete design systems
  • EQ Implant tooth borne solutions consistent with physiological movements.
  • Single crowns for free-end saddle design.
  • How Equipoise is a minimally invasive technique.
  • How crucial stability is for success with RPDs.
  • The importance of guide planes on existing dentition cases.
  • Bite raising solutions that are practical and affordable.
This Seminar will cover:

DIDACTIC: Comprehensive Examination of Biomechanics in RPD Design

CLINICAL CASES STUDIES
The segment will show you numerous case studies on the many usages and versatility of the Equipoise system. You will see how to take on the most difficult case scenarios including perio-cases, difficult tooth configurations, Equipoise with implants, single abutments for free-end saddles and much more!

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
We will show you how easy and manageable the Equipoise System is to use in your practice. You will learn how to incorporate a philosophy of design which is simple, profitable and most of all, rewarding for you and your patients.

DIAGNOSTIC TREATMENT PLANNING  (HANDS-ON)
We will show you how to treatment plan your own cases.
*Please bring diagnostic casts for preparation and evaluation (The more challenging, the better!)

Conclusion:
Attendees will learn how to effectively incorporate a time-tested, clinically proven design system to fill an important niche in their dental practice. The Equipoise System enables the dentist to replace missing teeth in virtually all design scenarios. You will learn how to take on challenging cases with confidence incorporating a philosophy of design which is simple, predictable, profitable and rewarding for your patients.

Participants should bring diagnostic casts for prep and evaluation.

About the Speaker:
Michael Goodman,CEO Equipoise
 
               
Michael Goodman is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville and the Magna Institute of Dental Technology, specializing in crown & bridge and denture.

As the President of the Equipoise Dental Center, he runs the Equipoise Dental Laboratory and trains and licenses dental laboratories in the principles of Equipoise. He also manufactures Equipoise products, and attachments. Mr. Goodman has been presenting Equipoise courses to dentists and dental laboratories nationally and internationally for over 20 years. 


He has been published in the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Products Report and Dental Economics. He co-authored with Dr. Neal Seltzer. "Predictable Long Term Results Using Properly Designed Removable Partial Dentures & Rest Preparations in Crowns & Natural Dentition." Dentistry Today, and is responsible for the CRA report, July 2003.

Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Very informative course, an eye opener!" 
     – Dr. Olha Shender, Toronto, CANADA

"Very informative, engaging speaker, eloquent lecturer.  Very clean facility, good parking, great air conditioner control, good handout and directions, very good breakfast and lunch, great supply of coffee and drinks through the day." 
     – Dr. Ana Balica, Astoria, NY

"Excellent course - new insights into fabrications." 
     – Dr. Joseph Diacovo, Kingston, NY

"Mr. Goodman gives a concise and enthusiastic presentation.  He is obviously well informed and has a mastery of RPD construction."
     – Dr.Stuart Kofsky, Poughkeepsie, NY

"The course is very good and informative.  Definitely an innovative way to do partial dentures."
     – Dr. Patrick Yap, Albany, NY

"Opened my eyes to other appointments for my patients."
     – Dr. James Aris, Wilton, CT

"I have been doing this technique for almost 30 years and I still learned additional techniques and skills." 
     – Dr. Harris Levine, River Edge, NJ

"A game changer! Once I started doing Equipoise Prosthetics in my office, I could never ever think of returning to the way I used to design removable prosthetics before.”

“What a great lecture! It was a good opportunity to familiarize myself with the technique and a wonderful way to educate my dentists into keeping endodontically treated teeth. This is definitely right in line with the Pankey philosophy of keeping the patient’s natural dentition in full function for the rest of the patient’s life." 

“Your course on the Equipoise RPD designed system has changed my life in dentistry forever. I now enjoy delivering removable prosthesis that work beautifully. The C&L precision crowns and attachments are remarkable! My patients finally have RPD’s which are comfortable, totally functional and esthetic.” 

“It was my pleasure to meet with you, and I congratulate you for your continued innovative work in removable prosthodontics.”

For more information, please visit:
www.equipoisedental.com


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FORENSIC DENTISTRY 2017:                                  (SUNDAY)
Challenging Times for Forensics - Past, Present & Future

Presenter: Lawrence A. Dobrin, DMD, DABFO

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 145
Subject: Forensic Dentistry Lecture

*Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 



Course Description:

      • "The six major areas of forensic dentistry will be reviewed in detail including examples
           of past disaster events.

      •  Actual cases are presented for in-depth appreciation of how the forensic dentist is involved
          with the legal system.

      •  Current technology that is utilized to assist the forensic dentist will be discussed.

      •  Audience participation will be encouraged to challenge those in attendance with identification
          processing, courtroom testimony, and knowledge of the commitment and personality to become
          a forensic dentist.

About the Speaker:
Lawrence A. Dobrin, DMD, DABFO

Dr. Lawrence A. Dobrin is the Chief Forensic Dentist for the five boroughs of New York City, Office of Chief Medical Examiner NYC.  He is also a forensic dental consultant to the Regional Medical Examiner of the State of New Jersey, a forensic dental consultant for the Union County Medical Examiner in New Jersey, and the County of Rockland, New York, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s forensic dentist. Dr. Dobrin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology. He is a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a member and former Secretary of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, a member and former President of the New York Society of Forensic Dentistry, a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry, a Fellow and former President of the American Society of Dentistry for Children. 

Dr. Dobrin is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School Department of Pediatric Dentistry.  He was appointed for twelve years on the Union County Commission of Child Abuse and Missing Children and served as their Treasurer for all those years.  For the past twenty two years, and currently, he is a certified provider for the New York State Education Department, Division of Professional License, for the training and recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect. He provides courtroom testimony as an expert in child abuse cases and as an expert in forensic odontology.  Dr. Dobrin is the Director of Dental Operations on the Medical Examiner Special Operations Response Team for the City of New York.

Dr. Dobrin is also a member of the Federal Governments’ Disaster Mortuary Response Team-Region 2, and the Forensic Dental Chief of the Regional Mass Fatality Response System.  He has been involved in the identification of victims of disaster events since 1990, including both World Trade Center Disasters, flights US Air 405 and American Airlines 587, deployed to the Katrina Hurricane 2005, the Hudson Air Collision 2008, the Bronx Bus Disaster 2011, Bronx Train Derailment 2013, NYC Gas Explosion 2014, NYC Building Collapse 2015, and many other incidents throughout the NJ/NY region.  Dr. Dobrin maintains a private dental practice in Roselle Park, New Jersey for the past 35 years. 


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:


"Exceptional - interesting - uncommon topic - inspiring field of dentistry.  I could take this course every year because the speaker is so passionate."  
      – Dr. Michael Goldberg, Franklin Lakes, NJ

"Excellent course from someone who is a recognized subject matter expert in the field of Forensics." 
      – Dr. Dale Nichols, West Point, NY

"The course was very interesting, very approachable and communicative instructor."
      – Dr. Marc Tisch, DDS, Somers, NY

"I Felt this course was very interesting and very educational.  I'd highly recommend it."
      – Ms. Amanda Wallace, Mt. Carmel Estates, PA


"Very informative and enlightening." 
      – Dr. Susan Armstrong, Moorestown, NJ

"Loved it!  Very organized and informative.  Dr. Dobrin is an excellent speaker.  He exemplified his immense knowledge and experience as it pertains to forensics.  The course was presented in a way that 'hit home' to the dental profession as it pertains to the subject of forensics, extremely informative."
     – Dr. Peter Magoulas, Shrewsbury, NJ

"Awesome!  Very interesting and informative.  Dr. Dobrin is a fabulous instructor!"
     – Ms. Chelsea Kramer, RDH, Schuylkill Haven, PA

"He is a very good speaker.  It was a very interesting topic and he did a fantastic job of explaining the course material."
     – Dr. Rushabh Shah, Hamilton, NJ


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Dentist $245  |  Staff $195
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BILLING MEDICAL IN YOUR DENTAL OFFICE:
The "How To" For Transforming Dental Codes to Medical Codes 
(LECTURE/WORKSHOP)
 

Presenter: Christine Taxin

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 &
          Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (Both Course Days)

Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 14
AGD Code: 552
Subject: Financial Management
               Lecture/Workshop Participation

*Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



Course Description:

Our Interactive course let’s all participants have fun while learning. We teach to all learning styles through games, computer teaching, lecture and interactivity. All participants will understand how and why medical billing can be a profit center in the dental practice.

Course Objectives:

  •  Verification of insurance. 
  •  Understand the authorization process and SOAP documentation.
  •  Utilizing health histories and risk assessments to diagnose a patient.
  •  Documenting and submitting medical necessity information.
  •  Understand how to prioritize procedure codes and diagnostic codes
  •  Using Medical Forms

Course Outcomes:

  • What it means to you and your patients with the choice you make.
  • How will it affect dental insurance billing.
  • Knowledge of services that can be covered and the rules of billing certain codes for compliance
  • Tons of tips and tricks
  • Filling out a claim to pay for the course.

A workbook and one month, free online billing program will be included as well!

This course is suggested for Dentists and their Team.

About the Speaker:
Christine Taxin

With over 30 years of experience in the dental and medical fields, Christine Taxin’s passion is improving practice performance and increasing profitability through communication, team training, and goal setting. Her workshop and lecture attendees benefit from her expertise in medical to dental cross-code billing, administrative systems, internal and external marketing and financial planning. 

Prior to starting her own management consulting company, Christine worked for a large New York City hospital as administrator of a critical department, managed an extensive practice and worked with Coaching Solutions and Dynamic Administrators consulting companies. She has trained in management at LVI and is a proud member of The Academy of Dental Management Consultants, American Academy For Oral Systematic Health, and the Speaking Consulting Network. 

Christine stays at the forefront of dentistry. She sits on the Board of the National Dental EDI Council Foundation, Foundation Board of Store-A-Tooth, and is a founding member of the American Academy of oral Systemic Health. Christine is currently a guest speaker for Henry Schein, Patterson Dental, Carestream Dental LLC and Goetze DEntal. She presents for the American Association of Dental Office Managers, Pennwells Professional Dental Assisting and the New York Academy of General Dentistry. She is also an adjunct instructor at NYU College of Dentistry and teaches in the residency programs at Maimonides Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital. 

Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Speaker:

"I loved her enthusiasm and energetic personality.  She was a very informative instructor."

"Best coding course I've ever taken!"

"Very good course.  Instructor was very knowledgeable of the subject."

"I learned a better way to use medical/dental coding along with different methods of billing and strategies."


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  Inman Aligner™ Training:                            (HANDS-ON)
Straighten Anterior Crowding Quickly & Effectively 
 

Presenter: Stephen M. Miller, DMD, MAGD

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description


Sponsored by: Glo Science &
                          Inman Orthodontic Laboratory

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 370
Subject: Orthodontics Participation

*Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


Cases done in 12 weeks with Inman Aligners™

Course Description:

Inman Aligner™ is the most efficient anterior appliance on the market to correct anterior crowding—bar none.  This revolutionary appliance can be used as a stand-alone treatment to straighten anterior teeth.  Or, alternatively, it can be paired with bleaching and bonding (ABB) in a three-fold strategy to deliver cosmetic and reparative treatment to patients.  Inman Aligner™ is a patented orthodontic appliance that creates gentle, steady pressure to help shift anterior teeth into the correct anatomical position.  It is ideal for adult patients with mild to moderate crowding. Inman Aligner™ is considered a minimally invasive approach to cosmetic dentistry that can often replace more aggressive approaches such as crowns and veneers.  The total treatment time for each case is only six to 16 weeks.  In this course, Dr. Stephen M. Miller, an engaging speaker and veteran educator, will teach you how to 1) make the correct assessment, 2) formulate your diagnosis, 3) develop your treatment plan, and 4) coach you in the appropriate treatment methods using Inman Aligner™ for optimal patient outcomes. Plus you’ll have access to a range of post-education resources to help you become an authority on Inman Aligner™.  Are you ready to increase your practice revenue and grow your patient base? Then sign-up now for the Inman Aligner™Training.  Act now.  Seats are limited.  

Course Outline:

Lecture - 8:30am - 12:00pm

     • Introduction and History of Spring Aligners
     • Science & Mechanics of Inman Aligner
     • Occlusion & Function
     • Case Selection: Assessing Patients, Selecting Cases
     • Diagnostics:  Arch Evaluation, Space Calculation, Inter-Proximal Reduction (IPR), &                               Retention
     • Detailed and Varied Case Presentations
     • Inman Aligner™ Use Before Veneers & Ethical Considerations
     • Usage of Clear Aligners/Essix Retainers



Hands-On Training - 1:00pm - 4:30pm  
     • Case Selection & Planning 
     • Arch Evaluation & Landmark/Functional Points
     • Composite Button Placement for Force Direction
     • Inter-Proximal Reduction & Understanding Ethical Progressive Space Creation
     • Adjusting Aligner & Problem Solving
     • Retention Protocol & Placement

Notes: Attendees are encouraged to bring models of prospective cases for review. They should also bring loops and a few bonding instruments and their favorite flowable resin.

About the Speaker:
Stephen M. Miller, DMD, MAGD

Dr. Stephen M. Miller, founder of the Miller Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, has been in private practice for over 35 years and is among the few dentists in the Pittsburgh area that have undertaken and earned the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Fellowship and Mastership awards (MAGD)—designations reserved for those dentists whom exhibit a profound commitment to continuing education, outstanding technical proficiency, and superior patient outcomes.  Dr. Miller has also received Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition reserved for AGD Masters.  His practice includes general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services.  Recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as a “Top Dentist,” Dr. Miller is also devoted to his wife, Erica Miller, his confidant for 30 years, and a doting father to his two sons, Harley and Matthew. 



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Dentist $995
Early Registration $200 off by 1/27/17
Advanced Registration $100 off by 2/24/17
*Limited to 24 Attendees

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DENTAL PHARMACOLOGY:                                     (SUNDAY)
Including Herbals & Natural Products
  

Presenter: Richard L. Wynn, PhD

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description


AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 016
Subject: Pharmacotherapeutics Lecture

*Breakfast & GourmetLunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


Learning Objectives:

Describe the latest guidelines on antibiotic use, analgesic use; management of drug-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw; antibiotic prophylaxis of joint prosthesis patients 

List the important antioxidants and herbal supplements and compare their health benefits

List the most recent findings on cardioprotective aspirin and the management of patients on Pradaxa and other new blood thinners.

Describe the new findings on omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D supplements, moderate alcohol consumption.

Describe the relationship between CRP, periodontal disease and risk of heart attack.

Course Synopsis:

Latest information on conventional drugs, herbal supplements and nutraceuticals having an impact on dental and dental hygiene practice.

Discussion will include:
  • New medical drugs & new dental drugs
  • OTC ibuprofen-acetaminophen combination
  • Latest 2012 Agency guidelines for cardioprotective aspirin use in men and women
  • Most recent review and the 2011 ADA guidelines for management of drug induced osteonecrosis of the jawbone
  • Antibiotic update including joint prosthesis  prophylaxis as of December 2012
  • Antidepressant update
  • Four newly approved blood thinners to replace Plavix and Coumadin.
For herbal supplements;

        Free radicals, reactive oxygen species, antioxidants, chocolate, red wine, acai, pomegranate,
          bioflavonoids, Co-Q-10, and dental herbal products will be discussed.
      •  Medical concerns about herbals including those that cause bleeding described.
      •  Latest on chondroitin and glucosamine/MSM.

For nutraceuticals foods and their medical uses are discussed including, omega-3 fatty
acids and vitamin D.

The latest on CRP levels and the risk of heart attack

How to elevate good cholesterol

The different benefits of moderate alcohol consumption in males and females.

Finally, what supplements to take for maximum health.

About the Speaker:
Richard L. Wynn, PhD

Richard L. Wynn, PhD is Professor of Pharmacology at the Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore. He was awarded the BS in Pharmacy, MS and PhD degree all from University of Maryland. He was practicing pharmacist for 10 years. He chaired the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland Dental School from 1990 to 1995. Previously he chaired the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Kentucky Dental School in Lexington. He has to his credit over 300 publications including original research articles, textbooks, book chapters, and monographs. He has given over 500 continuing education seminars to dental professionals in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He is a consultant to the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a featured columnist for the journal General Dentistry, published by the Academy of General Dentistry. He is the lead author and chief editor of Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry, now in its 20th edition, published by LexiComp, Inc. He is the lead dental content author for the LexiComp Online Dental Web Applications including Iphone, Ipad and Android platforms. His chief interest is in teaching pharmacology to dental and dental hygiene students, and in keeping dental professionals informed of current and new drug information relative to dental practice. 

Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Great review of meds that we come in contact with everyday in practice.  Helps to keep you current with meds seen in medical treatment." 
       – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

"Well presented pharmacology for the practicing dentist to handle medical management of their patients." 
       – Dr. Debra Ferraiolo, Totowa, NJ

"Great course.  I learned tons of new information about supplements and herbal meds." 
       – Dr. Mehran Zamani, Pound Ridge, NY

"Dr. Wynn is an excellent presenter.  The herbal information was excellent!  Good information."
       – Dr. Bryan Kim, Mount Laurel, NJ
 
"Very educational and easy to understand.  Dr. Wynn is actually quite funny!  I found this course extremely interesting." 
       – Ms. Antoinette Nesbitt, Mantua, NJ

"Dr. Wynn was very informative and interesting." 
       – Dr. Paul Hammond, West Berlin, NJ

"Very informative course.  Dr. Wynn delivered info in a very clear and professional way." 
       – Ms. Irine Granik, Fort Lee, NJ

"Informative - good overall review of pharmacology for clinical applications.  Well organized program and presenter."
       – Dr. Joe Gallombardo, Marlton, NJ

"This course is fantastic!  I learned so many new things.  Dr. Wynn is an awesome speaker." 
       – Dr. Satya Pabbarajn, Yardley, PA


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THE IMPORTANCE OF RECOGNIZING THE TMJ PATIENT


Presenter: Glenn Gittelson, DDS

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description


AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 182
Subject: TM Disorders Lecture

*Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


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  • "Why is being able to recognize the TMJ patient important to Dentistry?"

  • The TMJ are the positioning elements of the mandible during closure

  • A stable occlusion is absolutely dependent upon a stable jaw joint

  • If the TMJ's are not stable, even the best dentistry will fail


Course Description:

The TMJ patient can present with many faces in the growing child, adolescent and adult. Facial asymmetries, dental asymmetries and dental mal-occlusions can all have their origins from a temporo-mandibular joint internal derangement. 

Early childhood trauma to the lower jaw, as simple as a bunk to the chin can lead to growth and developmental disorders of the mandible due to TMJ structural injury. 

Subsequent development of facial/skeletal distortion, asymmetries and dental mal-occlusions as well as various types of neck and facial pain issues can develop, which can then express themselves progressively into the adult life of the patient.
Medical Doctors involved in the diagnosis and treatment of head, neck and facial pain and all dentists, whether general dentists or specialists, should have the basic knowledge and skills to perform a front line TMJ evaluation and make a front line diagnosis. 

Specifically, retrognathic mandibular skeletal, and class II type malocclusions, anterior open bites, changing or unstable bites and asymmetrical and or changing skeletal profiles very often have temporo-mandibular joint internal derangements associated with them. 

Direct imaging of the TMJ’s, with CT scan and MRI are absolutely indicated for formal diagnosis of any jaw joint pathology in order to incorporate and account for it when treatment planning any type of dental work and to diagnose potential sources of pain. The stability of the facial profile and occlusion and therefore any restorative work will always be dependent on the corresponding stability of the jaw joint foundation. 


This Presentation will Introduce Attendees To The Concepts and Techniques Necessary to:

  • Recognize the face and profile of a TMJ patient in the growing child, adolescent and adult
  • Recognize the occlusion/ bite of a TMJ patient
  • Recognize the TMJ patient from a full mouth series set of x-rays
  • Recognize the TMJ patient from a panorex x-ray
  • Know how to recognize the patient who requires further advanced TMJ diagnostics
  • Understand the significance of basic TMJ MRI interpretation
  • Understand the significance of basic TMJ CT interpretation 
  • Recognize the various types of pain patterning of the TMJ patient
  • Treatment planning the TMJ patient


Clinical cases will be presented demonstrating the above information as relates to the young growing child, adolescent and adult. 

About the Speaker:
Glenn Gittelson, DDS

Dr. Gittelson is a general dentist.  He graduated from Emory University’s School of Dentistry in 1983.

Dr. Gittelson has extensive ongoing training in the science of jaw joint diagnostics and TMJ MRI and CT interpretation. He received this training at the prestigious Piper Education and Research Center, St Petersburg, FL under the direct tutelage of Mark Piper, M.D., D.M.D.

Dr. Gittelson is the owner of two US patents relating to the field of implant dentistry. 

In 2002, Dr. Gittelson was the first recipient of the Dr. Charles E. English award for the most clinically relevant article published in the Journal Implant Dentistry.

He has been offering lectures and hands on courses on the science of TMJ diagnostics, occlusion and implant prosthetics for the last 15 years.

Dr. Gittelson maintains a private practice in Merrick, NY diagnosing and treating headache, neck pain, facial pain and TMJ related disorders in children, adolescent and adult patients. 

Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Great course, very detailed...Everything was very good, clear understanding and explanation"
     – Dr. Aleksandr Vasenko, Delran, NJ

"An abundance of information that will help me in practice"

"Great course! Opened up so much knowledge and new information for me."
     – Dr. Matthew Galfund, Norwood, NJ


"Informative course. Eye opener. Presenter knowledgeable and easy to follow. Great class...TMJ is more than muscle relaxers and bite guards. A more comprehensive approach is needed. One size does not fit all!"
     – Dr. Tracey Joseph, Brooklyn, NY

"Very good speaker, interesting topic, excellent information"


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SUCCESSFULLY TREATING THE FEARFUL PATIENT: Opportunities for Practice Growth
(SUNDAY)

Presenter: Larry Sangrik, DDS

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017


Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 153
Subject: Psychosocial, Anxiety,
                Fear in Dentistry Lecture

*Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


Course Description:

Research indicates that an overwhelming percentage of patients find dental care to be an anxiety-producing experience.  At the same time, dentists and dental teams are frustrated when techniques that comfort one patient backfire on another.

This course explores the underlying types of dental fear and the impact on a patient’s personality.  Skills to identify these fears and alternatives to treat the patient’s fears will be discussed.  Offices are encouraged to attend as a group.  Principles learned will benefit dentists, clinical assistants, hygienists and business staff.

Both psychological and pharmacological techniques will be covered.  Emphasis will be placed on safely monitoring patients sedated with nitrous oxide supplemented with oral sedatives. 

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

  1) Have a basic vocabulary of dental fear including definitions of fear, anxiety, phobia and apprehension.

  2) Understand the relationship between the intensity of an emotion and the proximity of the event that
      initiates that emotion.

  3) Understand the concept of the approach/avoidance conflict and how it pertains to the behavior of
      dental patients.

  4) Identify the four underlying causes of dental fear in a given patient and the intensity of the fear.

  5) Identify the four basic personality types.

  6) Understand the various mechanisms to collect information on dental fear from a patient and which is
      most applicable for their particular office.

  7) Understand the influence of the dentist’s personality on the collection of dental fear information.

  8) Understand the five treatment options to address dental fear, including the advantages and
      disadvantages of each.

  9) Be capable of developing a dental treatment plan that includes consideration of a patient’s dental fears.

 10) Be capable of using oral benzodiazopines supplemented with nitrous oxide to aid fearful patients.

 11) Understand how to properly monitor lightly sedated patient using pulse oximetry and respond
       appropriately should complications develop.

 12) Understand how to be compensated for the extra time invested in the treatment of a fearful dental patient.

About the Speaker:
Larry J. Sangrik, DDS

Dr. Sangrik is a 1979 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  He completed the intravenous sedation program at Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio and the comprehensive externship at Midwest Implant Institute.  Having volunteered on the Chardon Fire/Rescue Department, he has personally managed most medical crises, from childbirth to open heart massage.

Active in organized dentistry, Dr. Sangrik has long held numerous positions at the local and state levels.  He also has served as a consultant to the Ohio State Dental Board on a task force concerning the use of oral sedation.

Since 1999 Dr. Sangrik is a well-known dental CE lecturer. His lecture topics include preparing for medical emergencies in the dental office, the science of dental fear, patient monitoring and nitrous oxide sedation.   He has been a featured speaker at two American Dental Association Annual Sessions.  He has also lectured at the Hinman Dental Meeting of Atlanta, the Yankee Dental Congress, the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, the Star of the North Dental Meeting, the Western Regional Dental Convention and five US dental schools.   Additionally, he has addressed numerous state or regional dental conventions from Maine to Arizona. Having been named as one of the nation’s leader’s in dental continuing education for over ten consecutive years, Dr. Sangrik has written for Dentistry Today and Dental Practice Success on the topics of medical emergencies and dental fear.  Currently, he is involved in a research project assessing patient expectation of medical emergencies occurring in dental offices.

Dr. Sangrik maintains a full-time general practice in his hometown of Chardon, Ohio with an emphasis on the treatment of apprehensive patients with IV sedation.


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"You should not miss "The Science of Dental Fear" course - fantastic presentation by Dr. Larry Sangrik!  I learned a lot of important information that needs to be applied in every dental office."
      – Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

"Very well organized and presented.  Good opportunities for audience interaction." 
      – Dr. Roderick MacRae, Brewster, NY

"I learned how to approach apprehensive patients." 
      – Dr. Konrad Wiktorzak, Middle Village, NY

"Very informative course." 
      – Ms.Naomi Nock, Lincroft, NJ

"Great review of the 'DISC' system - will definitely implement this in my office."

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THE ART & SCIENCE OF THE DIRECT ANTERIOR & POSTERIOR ESTHETIC RESTORATIONS
  (HANDS-ON)

Presenter: Mark Pitel, DMD,
                   FAGD, FACD, FADFE


Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
after Course Description
 

Sponsored by: GC America

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 250/780
Subject: Operative (Restorative) Dentistry & 
               Esthetics/Cosmetic
               Dentistry Participation

*Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included


Course Description:

In today’s modern dental practice, excellent esthetics has become the expected outcome by an ever more educated and demanding patient.
   • Restorative dentistry is no longer just about form and function
   • Esthetic dentistry is not just limited to the anterior teeth and the smile
   • Dentists must be able to utilize dental materials in a truly biomimetic manner to create 
     restorations of lasting value and extraordinary beauty.

Though porcelain laminates and other indirect ceramic restorations have grown in popularity as the preferred method for restoring the anterior esthetic case, not every patient needs, desires or can afford them.

Fortunately, a steady stream of advancements in adhesion dentistry, composite resins and even glass ionomers provides dentists and patients with excellent alternatives to bonded ceramics.

Three-dimensional, multi-layered direct composite restorations can now closely rival the functionality and beauty of natural tooth structure.

They offer the benefits of full artistic control for the dentist, reduced tooth preparation for the patient and the convenience of a single appointment.

In this course:

   • State-of-the-art techniques for the placement of anterior and posterior direct composite 
     restorations will be covered in great detail.
   • The program will provide an in-depth discussion of the philosophy and methods used for 
      accurately selecting shades for your direct and indirect restorations.
   • We'll cover concepts and materials for quickly and effectively placing posterior direct 
     restorations without open contacts or post operative sensitivity.
   • Harness your creative skills and learn how to use simple direct techniques to dazzle your 
     patients utilizing the powers engineered into today’s restorative materials.  

You will learn:

   • Working with diagnostic wax-ups, mockups and clinical preparation templates
   • Layered composite concepts, techniques and strategies
   • Match shade versus create shade concepts
   • The direct composite veneer -  a viable alternative to the porcelain veneer 
   • All restorative solutions for simple orthodontic cases
   • Strategies for predictable shade selection and matching
   • The new generations of glass ionomer materials and their uses
   • How bulk filling materials and concepts may eliminate the need to layer direct
       posterior fillings
   • Advantages of the 3-D Master shade concepts vs. conventional shade guides 
   • Much, much, more

Hands-On Section:

   • Various Cosmetic procedures performed on Viade Typodont Models
   • Lingual Prep Guide using EXA’lence VPES Impression Putty
   • Layered Class IV Direct Composite
   • Characterized direct composite veneer, craze lines and hypo calcification
   • Diastema Closure (option)
   • Bulk Fill (Monolythic) Posterior Glass Ionomer Restoration
   • Closed Sandwich, Glass Ionomer/Composite Restoration

Course Objectives:

1. Participants who attend this program will learn how to select and use modern systems of 
        direct composites and glass ionomers to easily, predictably and profitably restore
        anterior and posterior teeth.

2. Participants who attend this program will learn how bulk filling techniques are making
        a comeback and can now be used to rapidly place posterior direct restorations.

3. Participants who attend this program will learn how to make and use diagnostic wax-ups
        and composite mockups to plan esthetic cases, verify the outcome before placement
        and to remove the improvisational technique elements in direct and indirect
        esthetic restorations.

    About the Speaker:
    Mark L. Pitel, DMD, FAGD, FACD, FADFE

    Dr. Mark Pitel is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Operative Dentistry at the Columbia University College  of Dental Medicine and Director of Predoctoral and CDE Esthetics.   He also maintains a private practice in Poughkeepsie, New York.  A 3rd generation dentist, he has over 33 years experience owning and operating private general practices with an “emphasis on Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry” in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California and New York. 

    A past president of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Pitel is an active member of numerous other dental organizations such as the International Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He has received his fellowship from the American College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Academy of Dentofacial Esthetics, holds Level II certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has been recognized by Who's Who in Dentistry.  

    Dr. Pitel is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on topics such as adhesive dentistry, anterior and posterior esthetic restorations and cosmetic and laser dentistry.  

    He has authored numerous scientific papers and articles of interest to patients and is the author of a textbook on dental impression taking.  A former editor of the NJ AGD Journal, he has received several awards for journalism in dentistry.  


    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

    "Excellent presentation of chroma, hue and value relating to anterior aesthetics; excellent review of posterior glass ionomers." 
           – Dr. Nicole Mermet, NY

    "Amazing presentation by Dr. Pitel! I learned valuable information to get the best esthetic results by using step by step technique."

           – Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

    "Excellent course, very well presented, very informative." 
           – Dr. Barry Eisenman, Hamburg, NJ


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    Advanced Registration $75 off by 3/31/17

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    Engineering Modern Endodontic Access Prep
    &  Dentine Conservation              
    (HANDS-ON) (SUNDAY) 

    Presenters: Marc Balson, DDS

    Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
    after Course Description

    Sponsored by: SS White

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 6
    AGD Code: 074
    Subject: Non-Surgical Endodontics Participation


    *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


    Dr. Balson during the hands-on section of the course

    Course Description:
    Objectives: To present a predictable and reproducible root canal therapy that reduces post treatment failure rates and enhances long term tooth prognosis.

    Workshop:  Discusses areas of tooth anatomy that can create endodontic problems and how new concepts in access design, dentine conservation, and file techniques can remedy these short comings.

    This workshop will describe how to perform root canals in such a way that patients receive a long-term treatment option focusing on the preservation of vital tooth structure to reduce post-treatment failure rates.

    Discussion will include how anatomic danger zones and tooth anatomy can effect rotary file design selection and techniques. Subtle and not-so-subtle areas of tooth anatomy which can create problems for the dentist will be outlined. New rotary file design parameters and root canal file techniques that compensate for these areas will be discussed.

    Current, pertinent, and professional literature that is fundamental to the successful practice of endodontics will be discussed. This will include a thorough discussion concerning access, rotary file design, instrumentation techniques, and various obturation options.

    At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have obtained specialist knowledge and an understanding of how various endodontic procedures and dentin conservation techniques could contribute to a predictable, reproducible therapy which enhances the long-term prognosis of the tooth. 


    Hands-On Portion:
    The hands-on session allows participants to experience modern root canal access and shaping techniques using rotary and hand instruments engineered for dentine conservation.  Exercises will compare traditional and modern instrumentation techniques that either compromise or strengthen remaining tooth structure.  


    During the hands-on session participants will learn and have the opportunity to:

    • Identify key zones of mutual interest to the endodontic specialist and restorative dentist during root canal access and preparation.
    • Utilize new descriptive terms for endodontic instrumentation applicable to modern endodontic access preps and dentin conservation techniques.
    • Apply modern instrumentation techniques that preserve the pulp horn and peri-cervical zones of dentin to conserve the inherent strength of the tooth. 
    • Experience how instrument choices influence root canal access and shape preparation.
    • Discover how endodontic access and preparation techniques impact long-term restorative success. 

    Attendees Need to Bring: Two Extracted Molar Teeth, Two Extracted Anterior Teeth (Extracted Teeth Must Be Sterilized), Loupes

    About the Speakers:
    Marc Balson, DDS

    Dr. Marc Balson is the founder of Livingston Endodontic Associates, P.A. and has been in practice for over 30 years in Essex County, New Jersey. Dr. Balson is a 1978 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. He received his endodontic certificate from Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and New York University College of Dentistry in 1981. Dr. Balson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

    Dr. Balson is a past president of the American Association of Endodontists and served in that capacity from 2005 to 2006. He was also the president of Essex County Dental Society from 1995 to 1996. Dr. Balson presently serves on the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Journal of Endodontics and is a past director on the Board of Trustees of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics.

    He is a former endodontics consultant at the East Orange Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Balson taught post graduate endodontics at New York University College of Dentistry as an Associate Clinical Professor of Post Graduate Endodontics. He was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Endodontics at the University of Medicine & Dentistry in New Jersey.

    Dr. Balson lectures nationally and internationally on various endodontic topics. He has written several articles on endodontics including one recently published on bisphosphonates and bone osteonecrosis of the jaws, a significant issue facing the public as well as the medical and dental communities.

    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

     "Very informative approach to a new idea of root canal treatment. Learning to save teeth and manage long-term prognosis. I think this course is wonderful and it needs to be taught in dental school!"  
         – Dr. Hiren Shah, Franklin Park, NJ 

    "It was a great course. Dr. Balson shared a lot of his experience and knowledge and made it really simple to understand." 
         – Dr. Balwinder Dhaliwal, Basking Ridge, NJ


    "Dr. Balson is an excellent speaker - very down to earth with concepts you can use in your office the next day."
         – Dr. Martin Stess, Flemington, NJ

    "Excellent. Dr. Balson was very clear and went through all aspects of Endo in a very well organized way. SS White was very flexible and effective."
     
       – Dr. Ramon Batista, NJ

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    Dentist $350
    Advanced Registration $50 off by 3/31/17

    *Limited to 24 Attendees

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    Materials Gems for the Profitable Practice
      (HANDS-ON)
     


    Presenter: George Freedman, DDS 

    Dates: Friday, April 14, 2017
    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Tuition & Advanced Registration listed 
    after Course Description

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 7
    AGD Code: 610, 250, & 490
    Subject: 
    Prosthodontics Fixed (3),
                   Operative (3) & Periodontics (1)
                    Participation


    *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661
    Course Description

    Clinical gems: recently introduced dental materials. Topics that will be discussed during the course include the following:
    • Adhesion - 6th and 7th generations
    • Restoratives simplified-composites, glass ionomers, and giomers
    • Moisture friendly and retraction-cord free impression materials
    • 1-step resin cements for metal, ceramic, and zirconia crowns and bridges
    • Immediate TMJ relief
    • Super powered 3-second light curing
    Course Objectives
    • Determine the profitability of new materials and techniques
    • See how innovative products add muscle to your dental practice
    • Prioritize new materials from a bottom-line perspective
    • Assess the restorative value and maintainability of new materials
    • Evaluate single appointment, lab fabricated crowns and bridges


    Hands-On Portion:

    • 1-appointment, lab fabricated crowns and bridges
    • 2-step direct posterior restorations
    • 1-step cementation
    • Rapid TMJ splinting
    • Predictable adhesion to alumina and zirconia crowns
    • 1-3 second 400 mW curing lights
    • Dentin substitute root restorations

    About the Speaker:
    George Freedman, DDS

    Dr. George Freedman is a founder and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry and the SSER, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He is Professor and Program Director, BPP University, London, UK, MClinDent programme in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry. His most recent textbook is “Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry (Elsevier). He is the author or co-author of 14 textbooks, more than 800 dental articles, and numerous webinars and a Team Member of REALITY. Dr Freedman received the Irwin Smigel Prize in Aesthetic Dentistry (NYU College of Dentistry). He lectures internationally on dental esthetics, adhesion, composites, implants, 3D printing and porcelain veneers. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Dr. Freedman is a Regent and Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics and maintains a private practice limited to Esthetic Dentistry in Toronto, Canada.


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    Dentist $445  
    Advanced Registration $50 off by 3/31/17

    *Limited to 24 Attendees

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    HARD & SOFT TISSUE LASERS: A Standard Proficiency Certification Course
      (HANDS-ON)
      (2-Day)


    Presenter: Robert Convissar, DDS 

    Dates: Friday, April 21, 2017  & Saturday, April 22, 2017
    Time: (Day 1) 8:30am - 4:30pm  (Day 2) 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Tuition & Advanced Registration listed 
    after Course Description


    Sponsored by: Light Scalpel (Luxarcare) &
                              Oral ID/Forward Sciences

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 14
    AGD Code: 135
    Subject: 
    Laser Therapy Participation

    *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

    Course Description:

    Candidates who successfully complete the course will receive a Continuing Education Certificate from both NJHPDI and Dr. Robert Convissar in Dental Lasers recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), an international organization with more than 1200 members in over 25 countries. Our course will give you the qualifications necessary to take the ALD Certification exam, laserdentistry.com, in order to obtain the Standard Proficiency Certification from the ALD.

    Participants will then take the written exam immediately after the course (at 4:00 pm) which will then be submitted to the Academy of Laser Dentistry. This exam will take approximately an hour to complete and is only for those that wish to complete the exam for certification.


    Since 1990, the U.S. Food and Drug administration has approved the use of seven different wavelengths for dental use. These different wavelengths create a world of difference in how the lasers operate, and their usefulness in the oral cavity.

    The lectures on both days will detail laser use in the following subject matters:

         • Surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy

         • Implantology

         • Fixed and removable prosthetics

         • Oral medicine / oral surgery / oral pathology

         • Pediatric and adolescent operative dentistry

         • Endodontics Practice management / marketing 

    Hands-On Portion:

    The workshops will give each participant a hands-on experience with the various wavelengths by performing surgical procedures on various models and pig jaws. Real time videos of routine laser procedures will be part of the in-depth discussion of specific instrument settings and techniques for laser surgical procedures.

    RESULTS: 

    At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be familiar with the various wavelengths used, their effects on oral tissues, and their uses for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in everyday practice. They will be able to incorporate this knowledge into their practices first thing Monday morning.

    About the Speaker:
    Robert Convissar, DDS

    Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry.  One of the first dentists to incorporate lasers into general practice, Dr. Convissar has over 24 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Diode and Erbium wavelengths.  The author of over 15 peer reviewed papers translated into 8 languages and author/coauthor of 4 textbooks on laser dentistry, Dr. Convissar has presented over 300 laser seminars on all 5 continents from Florence to Sydney to Hong Kong to London and everywhere in between.  He practices cosmetic, restorative, and laser dentistry in New York City, where he also serves as Director of Laser Dentistry at New York Hospital Queens. His latest textbook, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry is the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world.  Dr. Convissar has the distinction of being named to Dentistry Today’s Top Leaders in Continuing Education a record ten times.   Dr. Convissar is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, where he holds Advanced Proficiency in lasers.


    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

    “I think the course was GREAT!  Great organization, great information, great that it is hands-on and we get to practice and 'training, training, training.'  Dr. Convissar is very knowledgeable and it is just great to have the opportunity to come to his laser workshop (course) and get trained by him." 
         – Dr. Christina Abreu, New York, NY

    "The course is a must for all dentists wanting to use a laser in clinical practice. Very well organized! Right from basic physics of a laser to its application in clinical practice." 

         – Dr. Pooja Wadkar, INDIA

    "It was a very good course! I learned about different types of lasers and the physics behind its uses." 
         – Dr. Elena Guk, Mechanicsburg, PA

    "Dr. Convissar was great - answered all questions and made it interesting!  I learned that I really need to be informed about lasers prior to making a purchase." 

         – Dr. Josephine Todaro, Garwood, NJ

    “Great course.  Dr.Convissar is an excellent lecturer.  NJHPDI is a great place for continuing education.”
         – Dr. Yun Chen, Livingston, NJ

    "Excellent speaker - great command over subject material.  Great course - lectures/hands-on covers everything at a reasonable cost - well organized event!" 
         – Dr. Ashumi Dave, River Edge, NJ

    "Dr. Convissar is a very informative speaker.  The fact that he is unbiased and has tried all types of lasers makes it easier to make a decision to purchase a laser."
         – Dr. Shefali Pilar, Nutley, NJ

    “Very good speaker, knew his material.”
         – Dr. Ron Briglia, Chester Springs, PA

    "Very educational and encompassing.  Dr. Convissar displayed a wealth of knowledge." 
         – Dr. Angelo Pope Jr., Fairfax, VA

    "Excellent course.  The speaker covered a very comprehensive overview of all types of lasers that cover all different types of procedures with pros and cons in dentistry."
         – Dr. Janhavi Rane, Plainsboro, NJ

    "Dr. Convissar is very well organized, down to earth, excellent educator in laser dentistry.
         – Dr. Dhagash Patel, New Bedford, MA

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    Dentist $645  |  Staff $545.00
    Advanced Registration $75 off by 3/31/17

    *Limited to 24 Attendees

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    PERI-IMPLANTITIS:                                              (HANDS-ON)
    Preventative, Non-Surgical and Surgical Therapies 

    Presenter: Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD,
                        MBA, FACD, FICD

    Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
    after Course Description

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 7
    AGD Code: 693
    Subject: Implant Maintenance Participation

    *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 



    Course Description:

    This seminar will highlight the increasing problems facing dental clinicians in the new era of Implant dentistry. 

    Implant complications, failures, and Peri-Implantitis are quickly becoming a major clinical entity, impacting patient care and replacement of teeth with dental implants.

    Etiologies are being defined for Peri-Implantitis. Predictable implant therapies for failures elude the profession.

    Published evidence-based clinical trials are not available. However, clinical approaches for implant rescue continue to be tested and will be presented.

    Course Objectives:

       • Define peri-implant mucositis and Peri-Implantitis.

       • Recognize the multiple primary etiologies of peri-implant disease.

       • Prevention of peri-implant mucositis and of peri-implantitis.

       • Treatment plan non-surgical approaches for Implant Rescue.

       • Treatment plan surgical approaches for Implant Rescue.

       • Recognize the importance of implant maintenance

    You will learn to:

       • Understand  peri-implant disease, risk factors and causes.

       • Minimize peri-implant disease during initial planning, surgical placement and restoration.

       • Establish initial baselines both after implant placement and after restoration.

       • Practice initial implant maintenance.

       • Diagnose and treatment plan the various forms and levels of peri-implant mucositis
          and peri-implantitis. 

       • Treat peri-implant disease surgically and non-surgically.

       • Treat implant situations with hopeless prognosis due to severe peri-implantitis.

       • Practice implant maintenance after implant rescue treatment.

    HANDS ON PORTION:    (Performed on models customized for NJHPDI)

       • Treat peri-implant mucositis on implants (with abutment and crown) with non-surgical approaches.

       • Surgically access implants (with abutment and crown) with EARLY Peri-Implantitis on one area
          vs circumferentially and treat with titanium brushes, bone grafting and membranes.

       • Surgically access implants (with abutment and crown) with MODERATE Peri-Implantitis on one 
         area vs circumferentially and treat with titanium brushes, bone grafting and membranes.

       • Surgically access implants (with abutment and crown) with SEVERE Peri-Implantitis and treat by
          extracting with trephines, bone grafting and membrane.

       • Practice implant maintenance of an implant (with abutment and crown)

    About the Speaker:
    Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA, FACD, FICD

    Dr. Jon Suzuki is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and Professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. USA.  He has served as Chairman and Director of Graduate Periodontology and Oral Implantology, and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Temple University. He has also been Dean at the University of Pittsburgh USA.
     
    Dr. Suzuki received his D.D.S. from Loyola University of Chicago and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  He completed an N.I.H. Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Clinical Certificate in Periodontics at the University of Maryland. He completed an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh.

    Dr. Suzuki is the current Chairman of the Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Panel, Silver Spring, MD. and will hold this position through 2018.  He is on the faculty of the US Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, and holds Professorships at the University of Maryland, the University of Washington and Nova Southeastern University.

    He served as Chairman of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and continues to serve as ADA consultant on the Scientific Council, Dental Practice Council, and the Commission on Dental Accreditation, Chicago. Dr. Suzuki served on the National Institutes of Health National Dental Advisory Research Council, and numerous NIH Study Sections in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Suzuki has hospital appointments at Temple Episcopal Hospital and Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers.

    He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Diplomate and Board Examiner of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, and a Specialist Microbiologist of the National Registry of Medical Microbiology.

    Dr. Suzuki is the current Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honorary Dental Society, and has served in this position for a quarter of a century.

    His honors include being named “Alumnus of the Year”, Loyola University of Chicago; “Alumnus of the Year”, Illinois Wesleyan University; “Recognized Alumnus in Biological Sciences”, Illinois Institute of Technology; and “Faculty of the Year” University of Maryland. Dr. Suzuki won 1st place, Orban Prize Competition of the American Academy of Periodontology and won 1st place in the ADA SCADA Research Clinic Competition.
    He is in private practice limited to hospital dentistry in Philadelphia. 

    Dr. Suzuki has published over 200 papers, chapters, and symposia, 200 abstracts, and 1 textbook in Medical Technology.


    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About Dr. Jon Suzuki:

    "I learned a lot from Dr. Suzuki." 
           – Dr. Julie Kardon, Cherry Hill, NJ

    "Very informative though not overwhelming.  Dr Suzuki is very knowledgeable." 
         – Dr. Aleksandra Glodek, Princeton, NJ

    "Very well done, lecturer was clear, concise and to the point.  Found the course very helpful."
         – Dr. Mark Briskin, Ardsley, NY

    "Presenter had a wealth of knoweldge"
         – Dr. Aleksandra Glodek, Princeton, NJ

    "Excellent speaker - very clear and answered all questions, good pace - not too fast.  He's a very good teacher!"
         – Dr. Jeannette Kim, Cheltcham, PA

    "Jon Suzuki is thorough and well organized." Excellent presenter."
         – Dr. Carolyn DeForte, Little Silver, NJ

    "Excellent coverage of topic.  Dr. Suzuki is an excellent speaker with only valuable information to share."
         – Dr. Nitin Rajput, Somerset, NJ

    "Great facility - great speaker.  I love this venue!  Staff always prepared and courses well thought."
         – Dr. Cynthia Olenwine, Nazareth, PA

    "Excellent speaker and staff!"
         – Dr. Janice Cazes, Long Valley, NJ

    "Dr. Suzuki is outstanding - I'm going to immediately sign up for the other course at NJHPDI."
         – Dr. Craig Henry, Astoria, NY

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    Dentist $795
    Advanced Registration $50 off by 4/30/17

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    HEAD & NECK ANATOMY REVIEW: Clinical Relevance

    Presenter: Beeren Gajjar, DDS

    Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
    Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
    after Course Description

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 4
    AGD Code: 012
    Subject: Anatomy Lecture

    *Breakfast Included 

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

    Course Description:
     

    We all remember the agonizing pain of sitting through anatomy lectures in dental school trying to memorize all those Latin names only to pass an exam!  How much of that knowledge did we retain?  It is important for dentists and their dental team to have useful knowledge of head and neck anatomy.  This knowledge is important for identifying abnormalities, improving the diagnostic process, formulating the proper treatment plan for the patient and in communicating with other healthcare professionals.  It is also helpful in ergonomics for the dental team and may help prevent some of the disabilities that are a result of our profession.

    Upon successful completion of this course attendees will learn the following:

         • An in-depth knowledge of head and neck anatomy.
         • Skeletal-muscular terminology.
         • Focus on neuro-muscular structures and their relation to dental procedures.
         • Common anatomical variations.
         • Learn to identify variants in neuro-vascular structures and the maxillary sinus.
         • How to implement this knowledge when diagnosing and treating patients.
         • Learn how to avoid damage to vital structures during dental surgery.
         • Predict common mishaps before attempting dental surgery.
         • Anatomical evaluations prior to local anesthesia.
         • Diagnose cranial nerve injuries.
         • How knowledge of anatomy may help with ergonomics and prevent disabilities.
         • Review of relevant skeletal and muscular structures.
         • Review proper ergonomics.
         • Learn ways to prevent fatigue and chronic aches.

    About the Speaker:
    Beeren Gajjar, DDS

    Dr. Beeren Gajjar has been a Gross Anatomy lecturer for over 2 decades.  Prior to attending dental school Dr. Gajjar has held several faculty position for various graduate programs.  His vast knowledge in anatomy and dentistry has allowed him to create this unique lecture

    Dr. Gajjar is a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry.  He completed a general practice residency at Long Island Collage Hospital.  Outside of private practice, Dr. Gajjar currently holds a clinical faculty position at NYU Langone/ Lutheran Medical Center.  He has been involved in resident education for over 7 years, where he routinely gives residents lectures and training residents in full mouth rehabilitation.  He also completed a surgical training program at the MISH International Implant Institute and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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    INFECTION CONTROL -                                     (SUNDAY)
    What Your Office Needs To Know
     
     

    Presenters: Rina Nowka, RDH, MA

    Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

    Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
    after Course Description

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 4
    AGD Code: 148
    Subject: Infectious Control Lecture


    *Breakfast & Lite Fare Included

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



    Course Description:

    This course satisfies the NY State Infection Control Requirement for NY Licensee’s.

    This course was developed to educate dental professionals regarding the most current evidence-based practices and principles needed to implement an infection control program in a dental health care setting. It also addresses OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standards as well as the 2016 CDC Updates and Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings. This course has been approved by the NY State Education Department.

    This course is a required and comprehensive update on infection control issues including:

         • Hand Hygiene
         • Latex Sensitivity
         • Updated Guidelines on Post Exposure Management
         • Engineered Sharps/Safety Devices
         • Immunization Series Recommended for DHCW
         • And More!

    Course Objectives:

         • Satisfaction of OSHA’s annual training requirement for all employees present
         • Certification for those employees designated as the OSHA Staff person in their office
         • Understand updated and current CDC infection control Guidelines
         • NY Licensee’s satisfaction of the NY State Infection Control Requirements

    All dentists and dental hygienists in the state of New York must complete course work or training appropriate to their practice regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work controls to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis b virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice, EVERY FOUR YEARS according to Section 6505-b of the Education Law. You must attest to having completed this requirement to the State Education Department on your first licensure/registration application and at every subsequent registration.

    About the Speakers:
    Rina Nowka, RDH, MA

    Rina Nowka is a practicing dental hygienist for over 20 years. She received her RDH at Bergen Community College and her Masters of Arts Degree in Health Education from Montclair State University. For 9 years, Ms. Nowka was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at NYU College of Dentistry. Ms. Nowka worked for Colgate Oral Pharmaceutical as a Professional Sales Representative and National Trainer. She has published in the Journal of Dental Education and has lectured at numerous dental health related meetings.





    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

     "A varied review of multiple topics. Best Infection Control review I have taken over many years - most complete!"  Dr. Ronald Salyk, Astoria, NY
         – Dr. Ronald Saluk, Astoria, NY

    "I was reminded what requires a biohazard bag and what doesn't. Also I was interested to know what you can test thru safety cleanliness of your water line."


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    Dentist $195   |   Staff $145
    Advanced Registration $50 off by 4/15/17

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    THE DENTIST'S ROLE IN SLEEP MEDICINE:  (HANDS-ON)
    Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea 
     

    Presenters: Kenneth Hilsen, DDS

    Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
    after Course Description

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 7
    AGD Code: 160
    Subject: Sleep Apnea & Appliance

           Therapy Participation

    *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



    Course Description:

    Dangerous, widespread, debilitating, treatable; these are words that Dr. Kenneth Hilsen uses to highlight how Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a life threatening disease that needs to be addressed through teamwork. Dentists and Physicians cooperate bringing medical and dental treatment together for remarkable life saving results. How best to treat and evaluate a patient’s progress with OSA is answered.

    Dr. Hilsen provides step-by-step instruction on how to recognize and treat OSA, including diagnosis, airway examination, understanding a sleep study, evaluating and selecting the best Oral Appliance (OA) for each patient, and much more.  This lecture shows you how Oral Appliance Therapy reduces co-morbidities, helps patients breathe easier during sleep, and saves lives. This is not only possible but expected. 

    Hands-On Portion:

         •     Exercise breathing through a straw
         •     Sleep Questionnaire and Patient Discussion
         •     Group Review
         •     Airway Examination and Patient Discussion
         •     Group Review
         •     Use of George Gauge for Bite Registration & Protrusion Setting
         •     Group Review of Setting Communication with Lab and Potential Problems
                and Variations with Different Appliances

    At the completion of this program, you will:

         •     Learn the basics of Dental Sleep Medicine
         •     Become aware of what a dentist can do to treat this serious medical problem
         •     Recognize sleep apnea patients in your own practice 
         •     Evaluate different types of oral appliances
         •     Enhance your knowledge and skills for better patient care 

    About the Speakers:
    Kenneth Hilsen, DDS

    Dr. Hilsen is a pioneer in the field of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. He is a charter member and past President of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Sleep Society. He is boarded by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in the area of sleep dentistry. Dr. Hilsen is a member of the credentialed staff at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck for over 25 years. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

    Complementing his treatments, Dr. Hilsen has also developed and patented his own oral appliance for helping patients with sleep apnea. The device, similar to a retainer, is custom-fit to the patient and placed inside the mouth. It positions the jaw forward increasing the space that is taken up by the tongue, and allows for more air to be taken in with each breath, decreasing and even eliminating snoring.



    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

    "Excellent - Dr. Hilsen very open to any questions that are posed with honest practical answers.  Dr. Feiler - valuable information on integration into existing practice."
         – Dr. Bonnie Berman, Englewood, NJ

    "The course was an excellent overview and intro for any practice getting into sleep dentistry."
         – Dr. Frederick Solomon, New York, NY

    "It exceeded my expectations.  Dr. Hilsen is very knowledgeable and presented excellent material." 
         – Dr. Aaron Moskowitz, NYC, NY

    "It was a great course.  Dr. Hilsen was a wonderful speaker.  I learned a lot regarding sleep apnea."
         – Ms. Wendy Luber, River Edge, NJ

    “Very helpful for an office starting in sleep apnea."
         – Dr. Kevin Mosmen, Brick, NJ

    "Better understanding of overall procedure and treatment of sleep apnea."
         – Dr. Rachel Wolk, Bergenfield, NJ

    "One of the better Dental Sleep courses I have taken."
         – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

    "I learned everything about sleep apnea! The different appliances and how to take a bite registration with the george gauge." 
         – Ms. Christa Lomuscu, Lindenhurst, NY

    "Very good intro course.  Wish I had brought my team - but will take handout home and teach them myself." 
         – Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA

    "I learned a lot!  I never had an understanding of OSA until today and its severity.  I feel comfortable discussing OAT appliances with patients now."


    – TUITION –

    Dentist $445
    Staff without Dentist $275
    Staff with Dentist $225

    Advanced Registration $50 off by 4/30/17

    *Limited to 24 Attendees

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     Advanced GBR Surgery - 20 Intensive Hours of Continuous Hands on Training (HANDS-ON)

    2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

    Presenter: Sang Yoon Oh DDS, MSD &
                     Hyun Joon Chung, DDS

    Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 &
              Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Time: (Day 1) 8:00am - 8:00pm
               (Day 2) 8:00am - 5:00pm


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    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 20
    AGD Code: 318 & 499
    Subject: Bone Grafting / GTR Participation

    *Breakfast & Lunch Included

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  

    Two world renowned international speakers will guide you through 2 days of intensive continuous hands on for implant training

    Course Description:

    This Advanced Guided Bone Regeneration hands-on course will fulfill participants’ desire to learn GBR with practical, clinical information and techniques. Continuous and intensive pig jaw hands-on focuses on surgical approach and techniques such as flap design and suture techniques to minimize “dead space” and how to secure surgical visibility and accessibility.

    Hands-On Portion:

    Day 1: Friday, May 12
    Management for Advanced GBR Surgery

    8:00am - 10:00am
    Principle & Most Important Factors for Successful GBR (Lecture I) 
    10:00am - 3:00pm (with a 30 minute lunchbreak at 1:00pm)
    Demo & Hands On (Pig Jaw)
    • Flap Management at Wide Alveolar Ridge
    • Incision & Flap Elevation Technique with Muscle Management
    • Mental N. Isolation
    • Various Tension Releasing Techniques
    • 3 Key Points of Suture Technique
    • Criteria Points of Suture Technique Broaden the range of surgery procedures done in the office
    • Better avoid or treat common surgical complications
    • Do surgery procedures more quickly and predictably
    • More clearly understand surgical "standards of care"
    • Have a better grasp of what surgery procedures need to be referred
    • Do socket bone grafts according to current, commonly used techniques
    3:00pm - 6:00pm 
    Demo 2 & Hands On (Pig Jaw)
    • Flap Management at Narrow Ridge
    • Critical Points at Narrow Ridge
    • Intensive Care of Vertical Mattress Suture
    • Tension Distribution Technique During Flap Closure

    6:00pm - 7:00pm 
    Demo & Hands On (Pig Jaw)
    • Incision & Suture Technique at Vestibule Area

    7:00pm - 8:00pm 
    Selection of Membrane & Bone Graft Material (Lecture I)
    • Demo & HandsOn to be Followed in Day 2

    Day 2: Saturday, May 13
    GBR

    8:00am - 12:00pm 
    Demo & Hands On (Pig Jaw)
    • Horizontal Augmentation with GBR
    • Implant Placement + Bone Graft
    • Membrane Stavbilization Using Bone Tac, Holding Suture, Bone Screw
    • Primary Closure Technique
    • I&D Technique Using Silastic Technique (Demo Only)
    *30 minute lunchbread from 12:00-12:30*

    1:00pm - 5:00pm 
    Surgical Technique for Successful Nonsubmerged GBR (Lecture III), Demo & Hands On (Pig Jaw)
    • Flap Management for Nonsubmerged GBR
    • Implant Placement at the Expansion Site and Healed Ridge + Bone Graft
    • Collagen Membrane Positioning Technique
    • Tension Releasing Incision
    • Flap Closure for Successful Nonsubmerged Healing
    • Vertical Incision Control Method
      5:00pm 
      Closing Ceremony


      About the Speaker:
      Sang Yoon Oh, DDS, MSD

      As the founder and director of ATC (Approach Technique Concentration) Implant Institute in Korea, Dr. Sang Yoon Oh has successfully established himself and ATC as one of the largest and most respected implant institute, providing basic, intermediate, and advanced implant hands-on courses for the participants in Korea, Japan, and China for the past 11 years. He has presented hundreds of advanced Guided Bone Regeneration, Lateral and Crestal Sinus, as well as basic and intermediate implant related hands-on courses at international, national, and regional level throughout the years.

      Dr. Oh is a graduate from Chosun University School of Dentistry and completed MD from Kyunghee University College of Dentistry. He is the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at Cheong Jun Hankook Hospital, and a member of Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. Oh currently serves as the director of his private practice, Acrodental Clinic, in Korea.

      Hyun Joon Chung, DDS

      Dr. Hyun Joon Chung graduated from Yonsei University School of Dentistry. He is an active member of Korean Academy of Stomatognathic Function and Occlusion, Korean Academy of Oral Maxillofacial Implantology, Korean Academy of Conservative Dentistry, and International Team for Implantology. He has presented numerous didactic and Hands-on implant courses as the faculty of Osstem AIC and as the faculty of ATC. Respected as “Dentist who educates other dentists”, Dr. Chung is dedicated to provide quality education to other fellow dentists. He is also the director of his private practice, Yonsei Heal Dental Clinic, in Korea.


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      Dentist $2,450
      Advanced Registration $455 off by 4/30/17

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      ATRAUMATIC AND EFFICIENT ORAL SURGERY:
      New Concepts and Technology
        (HANDS-ON)

      2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

      Presenter: Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

      Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 &
                Saturday, May 20, 2017

      Time: (Day 1) 8:00am - 4:30pm
                 (Day 2) 8:00am - 4:00pm

      Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
      after Course Description

      AGD Coding

      CE Credits: 15
      AGD Code: 311
      Subject: Exodontia Participation
      *Breakfast & Lunch Included

      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  
      Only 2 spots left!

      NEW: 
         • We have added Pig Jaws in addition to the customized models to
            the Hands-On portion

      Course Description:

      Implants and esthetic bridges require atraumatic extractions. The emphasis of this presentation is on routine extractions that become more difficult than expected

      The presentation will cover:

      • Advanced instruments and procedures as taught in modern oral surgery residency
      • How to avoid or manage many common complications, such as bleeding problems with patients on anticoagulants
      • Managing infections
      • Luxators: the world-wide standard of care
      • Essentials for 3rd molar anatomy/bone removal
      • Suturing techniques
      • Bone grafting
      • Flap Resection
      • Many minor oral surgery procedures
      • Medications and post op instructions

      Extraction expertise will be taken to the next level for socket preservations, multiple extractions with alveoplasty, frenectomies, exostosis removal and other minor dentoalveolar procedures.

      This course will enable the general dentist and dental assistant to:

      • Broaden the range of surgery procedures done in the office
      • Better avoid or treat common surgical complications
      • Do surgery procedures more quickly and predictably
      • More clearly understand surgical "standards of care"
      • Have a better grasp of what surgery procedures need to be referred
      • Do socket bone grafts according to current, commonly used techniques
      Hands-On Portion:


       
      The Hands-On portion will be performed on life-like dentoform models
      , performing surgery procedures that are a prelude to doing them on patients. The principles and techniques from the discussion will be realistically implemented on the models.   

      Each doctor will have their own model and their own set of surgical instruments during the whole course!

      The following will be performed over two days on the models during the Hands-On portion:

      • Surgical extractions
      • Socket preservation with bone graft material and barrier membrane
      • Partial bony maxillary and mandibular impactions performed with flap reflection
      • Bone removal to avoid sensitive anatomic structure
      • Preventing a dry socket
      • Multiple extractions followed by alveoplasty and continuous-lock suturing
      • Incision and Drainage
      • Sulturing techniques
      • Other minor oral surgery procedures

      12 Hands-On Surgical Procedures performed on life-like dentoform models:
        #1 - Surgical extraction of a fractured-lower first molar (Includes root retrieval using algorithm)
        #2 - A socket bone graft procedure. (Bone graft and double barrier membrane.)
        #3 - Multiple extractions (4) including "surgical" root removal 
        #4 - Alveoplasty of the ridge followed by continuous-lock suturing.
        #5 - Surgical extraction of an upper first molar with a fractured root and sinus perforation using 
               techniques that prevent a root from going into the maxillary sinus (embedded within the model).
        #6 - Use a Hedstrom file w/floss for additional control of a root tip near the sinus
        #7 - Use of grafting to treat sinus perforation,
        #8 - Surgical extraction of an upper third molar vertical impaction.
        #9 - Surgical removal of a partial bony mesioangular, lower third molar impaction using a triangular 
                flap and appropriate sectioning technique
       #10 - Perform an excisional biopsy
       #11 - Perform an "incision and drain"
       #12 - Perform a labial frenectomy

      This course will enable you to:

      • Go back to the office with superior knowledge
      • Have a solid feel for soft tissue incisions, bone removal and placement of bone graft material
      • Know first-hand how various surgical materials are used and/or manipulated
      • Receive one-on-one instruction and feedback on a number of procedures
      • Understand what current "standards of care" are regarding several surgeries commonly done in a general practice

      About the Speaker:
      Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

      Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses at all the major U.S. meetings, at the state level, and internationally.  His hands-on courses use life-like models on which participants do several different surgeries.  He is currently Clinical Director of Oral Surgery at Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah.  Dr. Koerner graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army, and a Masters Degree in Education.  Though not an oral surgeon, he has practiced oral surgery only for the last 16 years.

      Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored and co-authored several books. He has been featured in DVDs for the profession including three made with Dr. Gordon Christensen on difficult extractions, third molar surgery, and medical emergencies. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and the Utah Academy of General Dentistry. 

      He has organized and conducted many humanitarian trips to China (patient treatment and teaching other dentists) since 2006 and speaks fluent Chinese.  At the 2010 National AGD Meeting he received the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his contributions to General Dentistry and continuing education.


      Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

      "Excellent class, 3rd time taking class with Dr. Koerner.  I learn something new each time I attend his class.  The online link prior to class was excellent information and review.  Gives excellent tips on how to manage difficult extractions.  I learned about treatment of dry sockets/management buffering, extraction of difficult molars, 3rd molar extraction, suturing, management of bleeding, oral sedation."        
             – Dr. Roslyn Kellum, Easton, MD

      "Really enjoyed the hands on programs.  I learned more about suturing, bone grafting and better ways to remove broken teeth."
             – Dr. Michael Gallet, Mountainside, NJ

      "Course is well worth a Friday & Saturday sacrifice. Excellent hands-on experience, excellent lecture material/good handouts."

             – Dr. Linda Reichler, Avon, CT

      "Very good course led by an excellent instructor." 
             – Dr. Jerome, Kiely, Ireland

      "Hands on was absolutely pertinent.  I was amazed at how realistic a model could be!  Loved the suturing." 
            – Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA

      "Much more useful and relevant than the average dental CE course!" 
             – Dr. Susan Schiffman, Philadelphia, PA

      "The course was run very well.  Dr. Koerner is a great speaker and the information he gave can be used in my practice immediately." 
            – Dr. Ryan Hoehner, Bowling Green, OH

      "Loved everything - being able to actually practice what was taught is great."
            – Dr. Olukemi Odutayo, Voorhees, NJ

      "Excellent course, very informative - can't wait to get back to my practice and put procedures to work." 
            – Dr. Matthew Curtin, Ipswich, MA

      "All those pearls of his knowledge and experiences that he shared will benefit me tremendously in my career.  I can see myself doing 3rds extraction faster now."

           – Dr. Meesun Lim, Annandale, VA

      "Very helpful course.  Dr. Koerner is an excellent teacher sharing the little secrets which are amazing to know.  I will recommend this course to my friends!"
           – Dr. Vipasha Desai, Newington, CT

      "Good course, very detailed and practical.  Dr. Koerner is one of the greatest clinicians I have ever met.  Thanks for the course."
           – Dr. Fuming Li, Millville, NJ

      "Dr. Koerner is awesome, very good at answering questions, encouraging people, patient with everyone, knowledgeable."
           – Dr. Krithika Jayaprakash, Vernon, CT

      "Excellent course - really informative.  The information given will have an immediate impact on how I do Oral Surgery."
           – Dr. Craig Henry, West Hempstead, NY

      "Great course that teaches concepts that I can easily bring to my office on Monday."
           – Dr. Juana Feliz, Trinity, Florida


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      Dentist $1,285
      Advanced Registration $100 off by 4/30/17

      *Limited to 24 Attendees

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       LOCAL ANESTHESIA: Techniques & Pharmacology - What's Current, What's Coming  

      Presenter: Mel Hawkins, DDS, BSc AN
                          FDSA, DADBA

      Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017
      Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm 

      Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
      after Course Description

      AGD Coding

      CE Credits: 6
      AGD Code: 132
      Subject: Local Anesthesia Lecture

      *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included


      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

       
      A great course for dentists & hygienists!

        -  Are you up to date with the newest techniques in local anesthetics?
        -  Are you using and aware of the benefits of using septocaine? 
        -  Would you like to learn my 12 tips and tricks for giving local anesthesia? 
        -  This course is for all dentists and for hygienists certified in giving local anesthesia! 

      Course Description:
      The participant will learn to enhance local anesthesia techniques via the clinical application of modern pharmacology and multi-tasking with advanced block approaches and infiltration.

      The Akinosi, Gow-Gates, Conventional Inferior Alveolar and Maxillary nerve block techniques including the V2 palatine canal block are shown.

      Product selection, what's new including the current status of articaine, reversal agents, buffering systems, inhalational local anesthetics, what's upcoming and much more is presented.

      Learning Objectives:
      After this presentation the attendees will be able to:
           • Appreciate the anatomy of local anesthesia.
           • Understand the influence of tissue and product pH.
           • Multitask with combinations of techniques, volume and make intelligent choices as to which
             local anesthetics might be used and when.
           • Understand vasoconstrictors, their drug interactions, blood pressure influences and what to
             use, what not to use and why.
           • Apply 12 tips and tricks learned over 30+ years.
           • Assess and critique case reports and respond to, "What would you do now, Doctor?"

        About the Speaker:
        Mel Hawkins, DDS, BSc AN, FDSA, DADBA

        Dr. Mel Hawkins graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry with his DDS degree in 1973 and returned for his formal training in Dental Anesthesiology at the same University from 1975-1976. He is the Director of the Intravenous Sedation, Continuing Education Program in Eastern Canada and was the Founding Director of the Intravenous Sedation Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. He has over 30 years of private practice experience in Toronto, Canada, with special emphasis on pain control and patient management and unique local anesthesia requirements for the dental patient. Mel has been lecturing throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia for over 20 years. 

        Dr. Hawkins is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiologists and is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Hawkins holds honorary fellowships with the International College of Dentists and with the Pierre Fouchard International Academy.

        Dr. Hawkins is an author, clinician and speaker on topics concerning sedation and pain free management of the dental patient for ten consecutive years from 2005-present and has been recognized as an Annual Leader in CE by "Dentistry Today." 

        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "Dr. Hawkins is motivated and extremely knowledgeable in technique and subject matter. He also has a great sense of humor."
             – Dr. Figueredo, North Bergen, NJ

        "Excellent! Great step by step, how to course. This will make my local anesthesia technique much better now."
              – Dr. Anthony Corello, Westfield, NJ

        "This course is exactly as described. He's obviously very knowledgeable, well spoken and informative, answers questions. Great presentation."
              – Dr. Jon Samburg

        "Perfect combination of humor and facts to convey achieving predictable and repeatable results with local anesthesia and oral sedation. Great course."
             
        – Dr. Tracey Joseph 

        "Engrossing presentation- sprinkled with humor." 
              – Dr. Frederick Fisher, NYC

        "Dr. Hawkins kept everyone interested in the course from beginning to end." 
              – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY

        "Speaker is approachable, great content. I appreciated the update on anticaine; I liked that it was local anesthetic techniques geared towards dentists not just hygienists."  
               – Dr. Leigh Cabral, West Hartford, CT

        "Amazing! Great little breaks between topics for questions."
             – Dr. Jessica Barcessat, Teaneck, NJ

        "Great class. Great short stories related to slide show."
             – Dr. Linda Ugarteche-Rojas

        "Useful information, made the techniques easier. The whole course was useful and interesting. I had a very different opinion in the beginning."
             – Dr. Snigdha Srivastava, Basking Ridge, NJ

        "Extremely informative course and comfortable seating."
             – Dr. Anthony G. Johnson


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        Dentist $325  |  Hygienists $195
        Advanced Registration $30 off by 5/31/17

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        SUCCESS WITH DENTAL INSURANCE:
        Mastering the Codes is Easy – But That's Just
        The Beginning

        Presenter: Tom Limoli, Jr.

        Date: Friday, June 9, 2017
        Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 7
        AGD Code: 554
        Subject: Dental Insurance Lecture

        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included


        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


        * An Essential Course in 2017 for Dentists and Staff...
        especially Administrative Staff! *



        Course Description:

        Have you noticed the new reimbursement challenges that began in 2017?
        Crowns with and without buildups not being approved like they used to?
        Now with every D4341 they want radiographs and periodontal charts and then they pay it at D4342.
        Get ready, because it’s going to get a lot tougher before it gets any easier.

        Better yet – get prepared for tomorrow’s world of changing reimbursement systems.

        This full day workshop will provide for you a comprehensive overview of the skills and information needed to cope with as well as profit from market changes. Learn to work with and understand the patient’s benefit plan restrictions and limitations. Even if your office doesn’t accept the insurance assignment, you shouldn’t ignore this critical component of “Value Added” customer service while you streamline and simplify the reimbursement process.

        In addition, the workshop will provide for you the basic skills and information needed to cope with, as well as profit from market changes. Benefit plan provisions, limitations, exclusions and carve outs of coveragecan have a direct correlation with the patient accepting comprehensive treatment. 
        Learn to work with and understand the patients plan.

        As concerns coding, CDT was supposed to make our lives easier. During the day we will focus on the most common, as well as challenging sections of the coding sequence. Clinical scenarios will be discussed from both the clinical as well as the administrative perspectives. Appropriate coding and clinical documentation will take the mystique (as well as headache) out of the entire reimbursement process.

        The day will conclude with Tom’s “Seven Keys to Reimbursement Success.” Over the years, its strength, as well as flexibility proves to be a winning strategy for every dental office.

        For the better part of almost 40 years, the Limoli’s have guided dental offices and the various components of the benefit industry in streamlining and simplifying the overall reimbursement process. Their straightforward and direct approach has been embraced and implemented in thousands of practices across the country. The width and depth of Tom’s knowledge and perspective make for a uniquely refreshing educational experience.
                                        

        About the Speaker:
        Tom Limoli, Jr.

        Tom Limoli, Jr. serves as president of Limoi and Associates/Atlanta Dental Consultants, Inc., a company that over the past quarter century has assisted dental offices in streamlining the insurance reimbursement process. Mr. Limoli's no-nonsense approach to the management of third-party reimbursement has been implemented in thousands of dental practices across the country. Mr. Limoli received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University. Followng his work with the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Mr. Limoli actively investigated fraudulent claims for the insurance industry, as well as numerous other third-party fiduciaries. He is a licensed private investigator and a member of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, the American Association of Dental Consultants, the National Speakers Association, and the past president of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. Mr. Limoli is the editor of Dental Insurance Today, a monthly publication that addresses third-party reimbursement in the dental office. He is the author of Dental Insurance and Reimbursement Coding and Claim Submission, and co-author of Fee-for-Service Dentistry with a Managed-Care Component and Dental Insurance and Reimbursement Handbook Series.

        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        “Fridays course, with Tom, was great! I have been working in dental offices for 20+ years in Monmouth County, and this was exactly what I needed to update myself, and my office, on some of the new things I was not aware of, and that can do better. I found him to be so engaging, as well as funny! Thank you for offering this course, as I really took away so much more from this one, than I have any other course. Thank you!”
             – Ms. Kim Sirianni, Ocean, NJ



        "This course was wonderful! Very informational on the Do's and Don'ts in insurance handling." 
              – Ms. Lavada Stukes- Turner, White Plains, NY

        "Was put into simple terms to really understand why & what you need to do.  I really gained an in depth knowledge of the codes." 
              – Ms. Samantha Ferony, Oradell, NJ
         
        "Great course. I learned how to better approach insurance!"
              – Dr. Tom Hafner, Upper Saddle River, NJ

        "Mr. Limoli was very engaging, true knowledge expert on insurance, very up-to-date on his facts.  He also had many good ideas about insurance that I've never heard before." 
              – Dr. Walter Russo, Milford, CT

        "Insurance course was enjoyable and informative because Mr. Limoli knows his subject so intimately and makes it so pleasant to listen to.  This facility is quite attractive and lunch was wonderful!"
              – Ms. Patricia Kloeppel, Office Mgr, Poughkeepsie, NY

        "Speaker was very energetic and engaging.  He was able to cover areas of insurance not found in many publications"
             –  Dr. John Crary, Schnectady, NY

        "I learned how to better deal with insurance companies."
             –  Dr. Yelena Shabala, Kearny, NJ

        "All was great. facility was nice and Mr. Limoli is one of the best speakers I have heard in a long time. He has vast knowledge and experience."
              –  Dr. Santo Trufolo, Oakhurst, NJ

        "Loved it! Food was good, Mr. Limoli was great! Very knowledgeable and fun.  I learned the proper way to write up a contract with discounts and not fraud insurance companies."
              – Ms. Cathy Ramsey, Wilmington, DE

        "Very informative - a MUST for any dentist and office manager that needs to have a better practice."
             – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY

        – TUITION –

        Dentist $275
        1st Staff Member $225
        Additional Staff Only $125 - so bring your 
                                                             office!

        Advanced Registration $30 off by 5/31/17 
        (Advanced Registration discount valid for Dentist and 1st Staff Member only)


        This course pays for itself many times over and
        right away with no extra expense!! 

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          CLINICAL DECISION MAKING IN DENTISTRY:
        A Seminar For The Thinking Dental Professional 

        Presenter: Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS,
                           FICD, FACD


        Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
        Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 6
        AGD Code: 734 & 738
        Subject: Diagnosis & Treatment /
                       Case Presentations Lecture


        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 



        Course Description:
         

        Clinical Decision Making in Dentistry: A Seminar for the Thinking Dental Health Professional
        It has been well established that patients seeking dental care will often be presented with treatment plans that vary significantly from doctor to doctor.  Many dentists in practice today remember the famous February, 1997 article in Reader’s Digest entitled “How Dentists Rip Us Off.”  In this “study” individual patients went to geographically disparate dentists and received remarkably different plans of treatment. Although this article did not necessarily demonstrate that some dentists “rip us off,” it nevertheless confirmed that treatment modalities recommended for a specific patient can vary considerably among members of the dental profession.  

        In this course, we will review and evaluate the myriad factors involved in determining why experienced and competent doctors can vary so much in their clinical decisions and recommendations. Two domains of thought and knowledge base will be considered in this regard: 

             1. The philosophy and social psychology of clinical decision making and
             2. The science base of clinical epidemiology and the natural history of the two diseases that dentists
                    and hygienists spend 90 % of the professional time treating; caries and periodontal disease


        With regards to philosophy/social psychology, the elements of the treatment threshold continuum, perceptual vs. judgmental variation, the quantification of inter-observer variability (Cohen’s k), and “Ego Bias” will be considered.  Relative to clinical epidemiology, the diagnostic process, the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests including Gold Standard tests, the Scale of Life model of disease and the pathogenesis/treatment outcomes of caries and periodontal disease will be presented.  

        After taking this course the participants may not change their methods or professional abilities but they will understand more completely why they make the clinical decisions that they do and will be able to more effectively communicate the rationale for these decisions to patients and other doctors; i.e, become better biomedical communicators.

        Learning Objectives

        At the completion of this seminar the participant will:
             1. Understand why there is no ideal plan of treatment
             2. Be able to integrate the Bio-Psycho-Social model of treatment decisions into a viable plan
                    for a patient

             3. Learn how to formulate a problems list for patients thus addressing immediate, intermediate
                    and ultimate goals for patients

             4. Understand why all treatment has patient costs even if their insurance pays for everything
                    and even if the treatment goes perfectly

             5. Understand that while there are certainly patient-factors that go into planning treatment, there
                    are also doctor-factors in planning treatment

             6. Understand why all health professionals have a built in, inherent bias towards action (treatment) 

        *Participants are encouraged, but not required to bring radiographs, models and histories
        of patients for discussion.
         

        About the Speaker:
        Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS, FICD, FACD

        Dr. Quaranta graduated from Villanova University in 1968 with a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a B.S. degree in Biological Science.


        He attended Monmouth University Graduate School of Education during 1968 and 1969.


        Dr. Quaranta attended The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School where he received his D.M.D. degree in 1972. Immediately after graduation from NJDS he was then invited to become a one-day per week faculty member as an instructor at the New Jersey Dental School and concurrently entered private practice with his father in Highland Park New Jersey.   In 1977 he was promoted to Assistant Professor and in 1986 he was promoted to Associate Professor. 

        Dr. Quaranta, while a faculty member of NJDS in 1991, took on a two-year residency program in TMD disorders and oral medicine/ oro-facial pain. 

        In 1992  Dr. Quaranta entered the Kean University Graduate School of Psychology where he performed research and obtained an M.S. degree in clinical psychology in 1997.

        Dr. Quaranta took over his father’s practice in 1989 and after twenty three years of full time practice in 1995 became a three day per week faculty member and spent two years teaching in the Oral Medicine Division of the Department of Oral Pathology, Biology and Diagnostic Sciences. After twenty-seven years in private practice Dr. Quaranta became a full-time faculty member at NJDS in 2000.

        In 1998 Dr. Quaranta was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental academic honor society, and in 1999 was offered a fellowship in the Faculty of the International College of Dentists (FICD).

        On September 26, 2001 Dr.Quaranta was inducted into the Master Educator’ Guild and designated a Master Educator. This was a new University Wide program inaugurated by the new University President, Stuart Cook to recognize achievement and ability in biomedical education.  It is a University wide distinction awarded to a member of the six schools within the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. New Jersey Dental School is one of the six schools.  Dr. Quaranta was the first member to be elected to this award from the Dental School.  The school as now the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. 

        On April 19, 2002, Dr. Quaranta was accepted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists (FACD)


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "Presentation and material were excellent. Dr. Quaranta did a great job" 
                – Dr. Gary Freedman, Livingston, NJ

        "Very good course - better than expected - instructor is enthusiastic and easy to listen to! Excellent review of oral meds." 

               – Dr. Norman Turkowitz, New York, NY

        "Excellent. Dr. Q presented very pertinent material well!" 
               – Dr. Joseph Jajawardena, Newburgh, NY

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        CROWN LENGTHENING AND PERIODONTAL FLAP
        SURGERY  
        (HANDS-ON)

        Presenter: Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD,
                            MBA, FACD


        Date: Friday, June 16, 2017
        Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 7
        AGD Code: 491/493
        Subject: Osseous Surgery/Crown
                       Lengthening Participation


        *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 
        Course Full - Waiting List Available

        Course Description:

        Periodontal Flap Surgery employing full thickness mucoperiosteal flaps provides opportunities for the clinician to perform a variety of treatment approaches for periodontal problems. Crown Lengthening Surgery with, or without osseous recontouring to prepare crown margins and make a final impression should be included in the surgical options of the restorative dentist. Periodontal flap surgery also permits improved access to the root surfaces for scaling and root planning during the management of periodontitis.

        In further clinical surgical flap situations, osseous modifications (recontouring) may be indicated. This course includes lecture, video, and hands-on (pig jaws) opportunities to understand these concepts and apply them to clinical practice. 


        Course Objectives:

        1. Diagnose periodontal and restorative conditions requiring periodontal flap surgery
        2. Know the principles of flap design including mucoperiosteal flaps
        3. Know Crown Lengthening surgery principles and rationale
        4. Know periodontal flap surgery including osseous recontouring and flap management
        5. Know post operative care and provide post operative instructions

        The HANDS-ON portion of the program will be performed
        on pig jaws and include:

            •  How to perform incisions, flap elevation, flap positioning, & osseous reduction

            •  Flap procedures for access to osseous defects, recontouring & reduction

            •  Crown lengthening

            •  Suturing techniques

        About the Speaker:
        Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA, FACD, FICD

        Dr. Jon Suzuki has a Presidential Appointment as Professor of Microbiology in the School of Medicine and Professor of Periodontology in the School of Dentistry at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He has been Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and Chief of Hospital Dentistry, UPMC-Presbyterian University Hospital. Dr. Suzuki received his DDS from Loyola University of Chicago and his PhD in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He completed an NIH Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and has a Clinical Certificate in Periodontics at University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, a Specialist Microbiologist of the American College of Microbiology, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Suzuki has published over 100 papers, chapters and symposia, 175 abstracts, and one textbook in Medical Technology. He is in private practice limited to Periodontics in Philadelphia.


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "Great course! Dr. Suzuki brings a wealth of knowledge with many helpful clinical tips.  I feel confident to try the procedures I learned on Monday!" 

              – Dr. Christina McGorty, Doylestown, PA

        "Good topics, very good presentation, always a pleasure to attend your courses." 
              – Dr. Gabriela Vatafu, Newington, CT

        "Excellent course!  Very informative, love the hands on one on one."
              – Dr. Lisa Lynch, Midland Park, NJ

        "Excellent; superb; the best lecturer that you have, gracious, knowledgeable, non judgmental." 
              – Dr. Nate Satler, NYC, NY

        "Excellent course - hands-on section was great.  You really need to do the procedures to get the most out of the course." 
             – Dr. Joseph Dalbon, West Caldwell, NJ

        "Excellent speaker - very clear and answered all questions, good pace - not too fast.  He's a very good teacher!" 
              – Dr. Jeannette Kim, Cheltcham, PA

        "NJHPDI, Dr. Suzuki and HuFriedy were fantastic!" 
              – Dr. Lucas E.Mantilla, DMD, Breinigsville, PA

        "Dr. Suzuki was easy to understand and follow and lectured to us as a general dentist."
             – Dr. Stacey Bock, Jersey City, NJ

        "Thorough overview of periodontal surgery and crown lengthening"
             
        – Dr. John Crary, Schnectady, NY

        "Dr. Suzuki--step by step approach, NJHPDI was organized and friendly, HuFriedy
        had good instruments."

             
        – Dr. Har Simran Virdee, Sayreville, NJ

        "Dr. Suzuki did an excellent presentation, great learning experience.  The class location and attention by staff was superb.  The Hu-Friedy instruments made things easier."
              
        – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY


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        REMOVABLE RESTORATIVE SOLUTIONS
        FOR TODAY’S DENTISTRY  
        (SUNDAY)  (HANDS-ON)
         

        Presenter: Michael Goodman,
                             CEO Equipoise

        Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
        Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm


        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description


        Sponsored by: Equipoise

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 7
        AGD Code: 670
        Subject: Prosthodontics/Removable
                         Participation

        *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



        Course Description:

        A thorough and comprehensive examination of biomechanics in removable restorative design. The Equipoise System and philosophy insures the dentists and patients, a predictable, successful prosthesis by directing forces along the long axis of the tooth designed to strengthen the periodontal structures while protecting and preserving the abutment teeth. You will observe how versatile the equipoise system is with existing dentition, conventional and precision designs and as an excellent tooth borne solution with implant supported Equipoise C&L attachments.

        Educational Objectives:
        • Filling an important area in your practice with proven complete design systems
        • EQ Implant tooth borne solutions consistent with physiological movements.
        • Single crowns for free-end saddle design.
        • How Equipoise is a minimally invasive technique.
        • How crucial stability is for success with RPDs.
        • The importance of guide planes on existing dentition cases.
        • Bite raising solutions that are practical and affordable.
        This Seminar will cover:

        DIDACTIC: Comprehensive Examination of Biomechanics in RPD Design

        CLINICAL CASES STUDIES
        The segment will show you numerous case studies on the many usages and versatility of the Equipoise system. You will see how to take on the most difficult case scenarios including perio-cases, difficult tooth configurations, Equipoise with implants, single abutments for free-end saddles and much more!

        PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
        We will show you how easy and manageable the Equipoise System is to use in your practice. You will learn how to incorporate a philosophy of design which is simple, profitable and most of all, rewarding for you and your patients.

        DIAGNOSTIC TREATMENT PLANNING  (HANDS-ON)
        We will show you how to treatment plan your own cases.
        *Please bring diagnostic casts for preparation and evaluation (The more challenging, the better!)

        Conclusion:
        Attendees will learn how to effectively incorporate a time-tested, clinically proven design system to fill an important niche in their dental practice. The Equipoise System enables the dentist to replace missing teeth in virtually all design scenarios. You will learn how to take on challenging cases with confidence incorporating a philosophy of design which is simple, predictable, profitable and rewarding for your patients.

        Participants should bring diagnostic casts for prep and evaluation.

        About the Speaker:
        Michael Goodman,CEO Equipoise
         
                       
        Michael Goodman is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville and the Magna Institute of Dental Technology, specializing in crown & bridge and denture.

        As the President of the Equipoise Dental Center, he runs the Equipoise Dental Laboratory and trains and licenses dental laboratories in the principles of Equipoise. He also manufactures Equipoise products, and attachments. Mr. Goodman has been presenting Equipoise courses to dentists and dental laboratories nationally and internationally for over 20 years. 


        He has been published in the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Products Report and Dental Economics. He co-authored with Dr. Neal Seltzer. "Predictable Long Term Results Using Properly Designed Removable Partial Dentures & Rest Preparations in Crowns & Natural Dentition." Dentistry Today, and is responsible for the CRA report, July 2003.

        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "Very informative course, an eye opener!" 
             – Dr. Olha Shender, Toronto, CANADA

        "Very informative, engaging speaker, eloquent lecturer.  Very clean facility, good parking, great air conditioner control, good handout and directions, very good breakfast and lunch, great supply of coffee and drinks through the day." 
             – Dr. Ana Balica, Astoria, NY

        "Excellent course - new insights into fabrications." 
             – Dr. Joseph Diacovo, Kingston, NY

        "Mr. Goodman gives a concise and enthusiastic presentation.  He is obviously well informed and has a mastery of RPD construction."
             – Dr.Stuart Kofsky, Poughkeepsie, NY

        "The course is very good and informative.  Definitely an innovative way to do partial dentures."
             – Dr. Patrick Yap, Albany, NY

        "Opened my eyes to other appointments for my patients."
             – Dr. James Aris, Wilton, CT

        "I have been doing this technique for almost 30 years and I still learned additional techniques and skills." 
             – Dr. Harris Levine, River Edge, NJ

        "A game changer! Once I started doing Equipoise Prosthetics in my office, I could never ever think of returning to the way I used to design removable prosthetics before.”

        “What a great lecture! It was a good opportunity to familiarize myself with the technique and a wonderful way to educate my dentists into keeping endodontically treated teeth. This is definitely right in line with the Pankey philosophy of keeping the patient’s natural dentition in full function for the rest of the patient’s life." 

        “Your course on the Equipoise RPD designed system has changed my life in dentistry forever. I now enjoy delivering removable prosthesis that work beautifully. The C&L precision crowns and attachments are remarkable! My patients finally have RPD’s which are comfortable, totally functional and esthetic.” 

        “It was my pleasure to meet with you, and I congratulate you for your continued innovative work in removable prosthodontics.”

        For more information, please visit:
        www.equipoisedental.com


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        •  JULY 2017 COURSES  •
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         ATRAUMATIC AND EFFICIENT ORAL SURGERY:
        New Concepts and Technology
          (HANDS-ON)

        2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

        Presenter: Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

        Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 &
                  Saturday, July 15, 2017

        Time: (Day 1) 8:00am - 4:30pm
                   (Day 2) 8:00am - 4:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        Sponsored by: Medco Instruments & Dentner

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 15
        AGD Code: 311
        Subject: Exodontia Participation
        *Breakfast & Lunch Included

        Location: Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island  

        NEW: 
           • We have added Pig Jaws in addition to the customized models to
              the Hands-On portion

        Course Description:

        Implants and esthetic bridges require atraumatic extractions. The emphasis of this presentation is on routine extractions that become more difficult than expected

        The presentation will cover:

        • Advanced instruments and procedures as taught in modern oral surgery residency
        • How to avoid or manage many common complications, such as bleeding problems with patients on anticoagulants
        • Managing infections
        • Luxators: the world-wide standard of care
        • Essentials for 3rd molar anatomy/bone removal
        • Suturing techniques
        • Bone grafting
        • Flap Resection
        • Many minor oral surgery procedures
        • Medications and post op instructions

        Extraction expertise will be taken to the next level for socket preservations, multiple extractions with alveoplasty, frenectomies, exostosis removal and other minor dentoalveolar procedures.

        This course will enable general practitioners and specialists to:

        • Broaden the range of surgery procedures done in the office
        • Better avoid or treat common surgical complications
        • Do surgery procedures more quickly and predictably
        • More clearly understand surgical "standards of care"
        • Have a better grasp of what surgery procedures need to be referred
        • Do socket bone grafts according to current, commonly used techniques
        Hands-On Portion:


         
        The Hands-On portion will be performed on life-like dentoform models
        , performing surgery procedures that are a prelude to doing them on patients. The principles and techniques from the discussion will be realistically implemented on the models.   

        Each doctor will have their own model and their own set of surgical instruments during the whole course!

        The following will be performed over two days on the models during the Hands-On portion:

        • Surgical extractions
        • Socket preservation with bone graft material and barrier membrane
        • Partial bony maxillary and mandibular impactions performed with flap reflection
        • Bone removal to avoid sensitive anatomic structure
        • Preventing a dry socket
        • Multiple extractions followed by alveoplasty and continuous-lock suturing
        • Incision and Drainage
        • Sulturing techniques
        • Other minor oral surgery procedures

        12 Hands-On Surgical Procedures performed on life-like dentoform models:
          #1 - Surgical extraction of a fractured-lower first molar (Includes root retrieval using algorithm)
          #2 - A socket bone graft procedure. (Bone graft and double barrier membrane.)
          #3 - Multiple extractions (4) including "surgical" root removal 
          #4 - Alveoplasty of the ridge followed by continuous-lock suturing.
          #5 - Surgical extraction of an upper first molar with a fractured root and sinus perforation using 
                 techniques that prevent a root from going into the maxillary sinus (embedded within the model).
          #6 - Use a Hedstrom file w/floss for additional control of a root tip near the sinus
          #7 - Use of grafting to treat sinus perforation,
          #8 - Surgical extraction of an upper third molar vertical impaction.
          #9 - Surgical removal of a partial bony mesioangular, lower third molar impaction using a triangular 
                  flap and appropriate sectioning technique
         #10 - Perform an excisional biopsy
         #11 - Perform an "incision and drain"
         #12 - Perform a labial frenectomy

        This course will enable you to:

        • Go back to the office with superior knowledge
        • Have a solid feel for soft tissue incisions, bone removal and placement of bone graft material
        • Know first-hand how various surgical materials are used and/or manipulated
        • Receive one-on-one instruction and feedback on a number of procedures
        • Understand what current "standards of care" are regarding several surgeries commonly done in a general practice

        About the Speaker:
        Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

        Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses at all the major U.S. meetings, at the state level, and internationally.  His hands-on courses use life-like models on which participants do several different surgeries.  He is currently Clinical Director of Oral Surgery at Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah.  Dr. Koerner graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army, and a Masters Degree in Education.  Though not an oral surgeon, he has practiced oral surgery only for the last 16 years.

        Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored and co-authored several books. He has been featured in DVDs for the profession including three made with Dr. Gordon Christensen on difficult extractions, third molar surgery, and medical emergencies. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and the Utah Academy of General Dentistry. 

        He has organized and conducted many humanitarian trips to China (patient treatment and teaching other dentists) since 2006 and speaks fluent Chinese.  At the 2010 National AGD Meeting he received the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his contributions to General Dentistry and continuing education.


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "Excellent class, 3rd time taking class with Dr. Koerner.  I learn something new each time I attend his class.  The online link prior to class was excellent information and review.  Gives excellent tips on how to manage difficult extractions.  I learned about treatment of dry sockets/management buffering, extraction of difficult molars, 3rd molar extraction, suturing, management of bleeding, oral sedation."        
               – Dr. Roslyn Kellum, Easton, MD

        "Really enjoyed the hands on programs.  I learned more about suturing, bone grafting and better ways to remove broken teeth."
               – Dr. Michael Gallet, Mountainside, NJ

        "Course is well worth a Friday & Saturday sacrifice. Excellent hands-on experience, excellent lecture material/good handouts."

               – Dr. Linda Reichler, Avon, CT

        "Very good course led by an excellent instructor." 
               – Dr. Jerome, Kiely, Ireland

        "Hands on was absolutely pertinent.  I was amazed at how realistic a model could be!  Loved the suturing." 
              – Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA

        "Much more useful and relevant than the average dental CE course!" 
               – Dr. Susan Schiffman, Philadelphia, PA

        "The course was run very well.  Dr. Koerner is a great speaker and the information he gave can be used in my practice immediately." 
              – Dr. Ryan Hoehner, Bowling Green, OH

        "Loved everything - being able to actually practice what was taught is great."
              – Dr. Olukemi Odutayo, Voorhees, NJ

        "Excellent course, very informative - can't wait to get back to my practice and put procedures to work." 
              – Dr. Matthew Curtin, Ipswich, MA

        "All those pearls of his knowledge and experiences that he shared will benefit me tremendously in my career.  I can see myself doing 3rds extraction faster now."

             – Dr. Meesun Lim, Annandale, VA

        "Very helpful course.  Dr. Koerner is an excellent teacher sharing the little secrets which are amazing to know.  I will recommend this course to my friends!"
             – Dr. Vipasha Desai, Newington, CT

        "Good course, very detailed and practical.  Dr. Koerner is one of the greatest clinicians I have ever met.  Thanks for the course."
             – Dr. Fuming Li, Millville, NJ

        "Dr. Koerner is awesome, very good at answering questions, encouraging people, patient with everyone, knowledgeable."
             – Dr. Krithika Jayaprakash, Vernon, CT

        "Excellent course - really informative.  The information given will have an immediate impact on how I do Oral Surgery."
             – Dr. Craig Henry, West Hempstead, NY

        "Great course that teaches concepts that I can easily bring to my office on Monday."
             – Dr. Juana Feliz, Trinity, Florida


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        COMPOSITES, ADHESIVES & RESTORATIVE MATERIALS 2017: What to Use Where

        Presenter: Gary Alex, DMD

        Date: Friday, July 21, 2017


        Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        Sponsored by: 3M, Bisco Dental Products

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 7
        AGD Code: 250
        Subject: Operative (Restorative)
                        Dentistry Lecture
        *Breakfast & Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  

        Direct composites, adhesives, liners and bases, pulp capping materials, latest cementation techniques, bonding to e.max and zirconia, the best way to place porcelain veneers, light polymerization optimization and much more! Materials and techniques that will allow you to do better, more predictable and more profitable dentistry!

        Course Description:
        This course is consistently one of the highest rated and best attended programs at major dental meetings

        Direct composites and other bonded restorations are the "bread and butter" of the majority of general dental practices.  The successful placement of these restorations requires an understanding of the materials being utilized, the substrate being bonded to, and a logical and precise clinical protocol.  This fast-paced program will share with you very specific techniques and guidelines based on the latest research, materials, and adhesives that will make placing direct composite as well as in-direct ceramic restorations more predictable and profitable.  Many of the controversies and confusion surrounding adhesive and composite dentistry will be discussed.


        Topics to be discussed include: 
        • Understanding the dynamics of composite polymerization…how do you minimize polymerization shrinkage stress?
        • Understanding different adhesive systems and how to optimize their performance.
        • How to achieve predictable interproximal contacts with direct composite.
        • Understanding different placement techniques and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
        • Resin modified glass ionomers, flowable composites,“bioactive” materials…Do you need them? If so what do you use where?
        • "Bulk Cure” composites…good or bad?
        • “Sonic” fill systems…What’s the story?
        • Minimizing post-operative sensitivity.
        • Bonding lights…your best friend or your worst enemy?
        • Fast or slow polymerization…does it really matter? 
        • MMP inhibition…the next adhesive paradigm?
        • When are you better off with an indirect restoration?
        • Which cements should you use where?
        • E.max and zirconia…which should you use and how should you place them?
        • The best way to place porcelain veneers.

        About the Speaker:
        Gary Alex, DMD

        Dr. Alex has researched and lectured internationally on adhesive and cosmetic dentistry, dental materials, comprehensive dentistry, and occlusion.  He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and past president of the AACD New York Chapter.  With a background in chemistry and adhesive technology, he is a consultant for numerous dental manufacturers and member of the IADR (International Association of Dental Research).  He has written and had published numerous scientific articles and papers and regularly conducts and participates in scientific studies on materials and adhesives.  He has studied occlusion extensively with Dr. Peter Dawson (Center for Advanced Dental Study) and the late Dr. Bob Lee (Lee Institute) and is a member of the AES (American Equilibration Society).  He has been the director of “PAC Live Ultimate Occlusion” and “Aesthetic Advantage Occlusion and Comprehensive Dentistry” programs.  He is co-founder of the “Long Island Center for Advanced Dentistry” which provides the advanced continuing education training for dentists through lecture and hands-on programs. Dr. Alex is on the editorial board of, and has had a number of articles published in, the highly respected and peer-reviewed publications "Inside Dentistry", "Compendium”, “Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry”, and “Functional Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry”.  Dr. Alex is involved with a number of continuing education programs and regularly conducts hands-on programs and lectures on adhesion, porcelain veneers, direct and indirect restorations, materials, and occlusion.  Dr. Alex maintains a busy fee for service practice in Huntington, NY, that is geared toward comprehensive prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry.  Please visit his website at drgaryalex.com for further information.


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        INFECTION CONTROL - What Your Office Needs To Know
         
         

        Presenters: Rina Nowka, RDH, MA

        Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

        Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 4
        AGD Code: 148
        Subject: Infectious Control Lecture


        *Breakfast & Lite Fare Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



        Course Description:

        This course satisfies the NY State Infection Control Requirement for NY Licensee’s.

        This course was developed to educate dental professionals regarding the most current evidence-based practices and principles needed to implement an infection control program in a dental health care setting. It also addresses OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standards as well as the 2016 CDC Updates and Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings. This course has been approved by the NY State Education Department.

        This course is a required and comprehensive update on infection control issues including:

             • Hand Hygiene
             • Latex Sensitivity
             • Updated Guidelines on Post Exposure Management
             • Engineered Sharps/Safety Devices
             • Immunization Series Recommended for DHCW
             • And More!

        Course Objectives:

             • Satisfaction of OSHA’s annual training requirement for all employees present
             • Certification for those employees designated as the OSHA Staff person in their office
             • Understand updated and current CDC infection control Guidelines
             • NY Licensee’s satisfaction of the NY State Infection Control Requirements

        All dentists and dental hygienists in the state of New York must complete course work or training appropriate to their practice regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work controls to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis b virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice, EVERY FOUR YEARS according to Section 6505-b of the Education Law. You must attest to having completed this requirement to the State Education Department on your first licensure/registration application and at every subsequent registration.

        About the Speakers:
        Rina Nowka, RDH, MA

        Rina Nowka is a practicing dental hygienist for over 20 years. She received her RDH at Bergen Community College and her Masters of Arts Degree in Health Education from Montclair State University. For 9 years, Ms. Nowka was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at NYU College of Dentistry. Ms. Nowka worked for Colgate Oral Pharmaceutical as a Professional Sales Representative and National Trainer. She has published in the Journal of Dental Education and has lectured at numerous dental health related meetings.





        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

         "A varied review of multiple topics. Best Infection Control review I have taken over many years - most complete!"  Dr. Ronald Salyk, Astoria, NY
             – Dr. Ronald Saluk, Astoria, NY

        "I was reminded what requires a biohazard bag and what doesn't. Also I was interested to know what you can test thru safety cleanliness of your water line."


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         Implant Assisted Removable Partial Denture 

        Presenter: John Carpenter, DMD, MAGD, DICOI
        Date: Friday, July 28, 2017
        Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 4
        AGD Code: 670
        Subject:  Prosthodontics / Removable Lecture

        *Breakfast Included 

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

        Course Description:
          The often under-utilized concept of Implant Assisted Removable Partial Dentures (IARPD) will be reviewed. Multiple cases will be shown which highlight the different clinical procedures, materials, and attachments used.

        By utilizing strategically placed implants, the biomechanical (support, stability and retention) and esthetic concerns of conventional RPDs are improved.  While simple in theory, IARPD treatment requires a comprehensive understanding of implant therapy and mastery of removable prosthodontics.  IARPDs must utilize materials and components that can distribute forces between teeth, implants, and soft tissue.

        The use of IARPDs has been a major growth area of my practice.  Demographics suggest that previously fully edentulous seniors are now only partially edentulous.

        Learning Objectives:

        Attendees will leave with an appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of Implant Assisted Removable Partial Dentures (IARPD).

        • Both surgical and prosthetic procedures will be reviewed for standard and mini implants.
        • Various case studies are discussed: each describing a different problem with a conventional RPD that is overcome by adding one or more strategically placed implants.
        • Difficulties of treatment planning partially edentulous patients will be discussed.  These include a patient’s financial circumstance, time willing to invest, oral anatomy, esthetic concerns and the emotional challenge of removable prosthetics.
        • Zest Gold “Legacy” locators, new Zest RTX attachments, OT Equator , ERA, and Rhein 83 Sphero Block are a few of the attachments we will discuss.

        About the Speaker:
        John F. Carpenter, MS, D.M.D., M.A.G.D., DICOI

        Dr. Carpenter is a full-time practicing clinician in New Windsor, NY, emphasizing implant and complex restorative dentistry. He is an attending in the Department of Dental Medicine at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.

        Dr. Carpenter has received a Master’s in Chemistry from Boston College and his DMD from Tufts University. He completed his dental residency program at Brookdale Hospital – where the first Maxi Course in Implantology was held. He’s a Fellow and a Master in the AGD and is a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

        An active member of numerous dental associations and a manuscript reviewer for General Dentistry, AGD’s bi-monthly journal. Dr. Carpenter is also active in the Ninth District Dental Association, and has served as Education Chairman for 2 terms. In addition, Dr. Carpenter has lectured and published articles on Implantology.
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        ATRAUMATIC AND EFFICIENT ORAL SURGERY:
        New Concepts and Technology
          (HANDS-ON)

        2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

        Presenter: Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

        Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017 &
                  Friday, August 11, 2017

        Time: (Day 1) 8:00am - 4:30pm
                   (Day 2) 8:00am - 4:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        Sponsored by: Medco Instruments, 
                               
         Osteogenics, & Hu-Friedy

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 15
        AGD Code: 311
        Subject: Exodontia Participation
        *Breakfast & Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  
        **Only 2 spots remaining**

        NEW: 
           • We have added Pig Jaws in addition to the customized models to
              the Hands-On portion

        Course Description:

        Implants and esthetic bridges require atraumatic extractions. The emphasis of this presentation is on routine extractions that become more difficult than expected

        The presentation will cover:

        • Advanced instruments and procedures as taught in modern oral surgery residency
        • How to avoid or manage many common complications, such as bleeding problems with patients on anticoagulants
        • Managing infections
        • Luxators: the world-wide standard of care
        • Essentials for 3rd molar anatomy/bone removal
        • Suturing techniques
        • Bone grafting
        • Flap Resection
        • Many minor oral surgery procedures
        • Medications and post op instructions

        Extraction expertise will be taken to the next level for socket preservations, multiple extractions with alveoplasty, frenectomies, exostosis removal and other minor dentoalveolar procedures.

        This course will enable general practitioners and specialists to:

        • Broaden the range of surgery procedures done in the office
        • Better avoid or treat common surgical complications
        • Do surgery procedures more quickly and predictably
        • More clearly understand surgical "standards of care"
        • Have a better grasp of what surgery procedures need to be referred
        • Do socket bone grafts according to current, commonly used techniques
        Hands-On Portion:


         
        The Hands-On portion will be performed on life-like dentoform models
        , performing surgery procedures that are a prelude to doing them on patients. The principles and techniques from the discussion will be realistically implemented on the models.   

        Each doctor will have their own model and their own set of surgical instruments during the whole course!

        The following will be performed over two days on the models during the Hands-On portion:

        • Surgical extractions
        • Socket preservation with bone graft material and barrier membrane
        • Partial bony maxillary and mandibular impactions performed with flap reflection
        • Bone removal to avoid sensitive anatomic structure
        • Preventing a dry socket
        • Multiple extractions followed by alveoplasty and continuous-lock suturing
        • Incision and Drainage
        • Sulturing techniques
        • Other minor oral surgery procedures

        12 Hands-On Surgical Procedures performed on life-like dentoform models:
          #1 - Surgical extraction of a fractured-lower first molar (Includes root retrieval using algorithm)
          #2 - A socket bone graft procedure. (Bone graft and double barrier membrane.)
          #3 - Multiple extractions (4) including "surgical" root removal 
          #4 - Alveoplasty of the ridge followed by continuous-lock suturing.
          #5 - Surgical extraction of an upper first molar with a fractured root and sinus perforation using 
                 techniques that prevent a root from going into the maxillary sinus (embedded within the model).
          #6 - Use a Hedstrom file w/floss for additional control of a root tip near the sinus
          #7 - Use of grafting to treat sinus perforation,
          #8 - Surgical extraction of an upper third molar vertical impaction.
          #9 - Surgical removal of a partial bony mesioangular, lower third molar impaction using a triangular 
                  flap and appropriate sectioning technique
         #10 - Perform an excisional biopsy
         #11 - Perform an "incision and drain"
         #12 - Perform a labial frenectomy

        This course will enable you to:

        • Go back to the office with superior knowledge
        • Have a solid feel for soft tissue incisions, bone removal and placement of bone graft material
        • Know first-hand how various surgical materials are used and/or manipulated
        • Receive one-on-one instruction and feedback on a number of procedures
        • Understand what current "standards of care" are regarding several surgeries commonly done in a general practice

        About the Speaker:
        Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

        Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses at all the major U.S. meetings, at the state level, and internationally.  His hands-on courses use life-like models on which participants do several different surgeries.  He is currently Clinical Director of Oral Surgery at Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah.  Dr. Koerner graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army, and a Masters Degree in Education.  Though not an oral surgeon, he has practiced oral surgery only for the last 16 years.

        Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored and co-authored several books. He has been featured in DVDs for the profession including three made with Dr. Gordon Christensen on difficult extractions, third molar surgery, and medical emergencies. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and the Utah Academy of General Dentistry. 

        He has organized and conducted many humanitarian trips to China (patient treatment and teaching other dentists) since 2006 and speaks fluent Chinese.  At the 2010 National AGD Meeting he received the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his contributions to General Dentistry and continuing education.


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "Excellent class, 3rd time taking class with Dr. Koerner.  I learn something new each time I attend his class.  The online link prior to class was excellent information and review.  Gives excellent tips on how to manage difficult extractions.  I learned about treatment of dry sockets/management buffering, extraction of difficult molars, 3rd molar extraction, suturing, management of bleeding, oral sedation."        
               – Dr. Roslyn Kellum, Easton, MD

        "Really enjoyed the hands on programs.  I learned more about suturing, bone grafting and better ways to remove broken teeth."
               – Dr. Michael Gallet, Mountainside, NJ

        "Course is well worth a Friday & Saturday sacrifice. Excellent hands-on experience, excellent lecture material/good handouts."

               – Dr. Linda Reichler, Avon, CT

        "Very good course led by an excellent instructor." 
               – Dr. Jerome, Kiely, Ireland

        "Hands on was absolutely pertinent.  I was amazed at how realistic a model could be!  Loved the suturing." 
              – Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA

        "Much more useful and relevant than the average dental CE course!" 
               – Dr. Susan Schiffman, Philadelphia, PA

        "The course was run very well.  Dr. Koerner is a great speaker and the information he gave can be used in my practice immediately." 
              – Dr. Ryan Hoehner, Bowling Green, OH

        "Loved everything - being able to actually practice what was taught is great."
              – Dr. Olukemi Odutayo, Voorhees, NJ

        "Excellent course, very informative - can't wait to get back to my practice and put procedures to work." 
              – Dr. Matthew Curtin, Ipswich, MA

        "All those pearls of his knowledge and experiences that he shared will benefit me tremendously in my career.  I can see myself doing 3rds extraction faster now."

             – Dr. Meesun Lim, Annandale, VA

        "Very helpful course.  Dr. Koerner is an excellent teacher sharing the little secrets which are amazing to know.  I will recommend this course to my friends!"
             – Dr. Vipasha Desai, Newington, CT

        "Good course, very detailed and practical.  Dr. Koerner is one of the greatest clinicians I have ever met.  Thanks for the course."
             – Dr. Fuming Li, Millville, NJ

        "Dr. Koerner is awesome, very good at answering questions, encouraging people, patient with everyone, knowledgeable."
             – Dr. Krithika Jayaprakash, Vernon, CT

        "Excellent course - really informative.  The information given will have an immediate impact on how I do Oral Surgery."
             – Dr. Craig Henry, West Hempstead, NY

        "Great course that teaches concepts that I can easily bring to my office on Monday."
             – Dr. Juana Feliz, Trinity, Florida


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        Dentist $1,285
        Advanced Registration $75 off by 7/31/17

        *Limited to 24 Attendees

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        Oral Medicine for the Entire Dental Office (SUNDAY)

        Presenter: Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS,
                           FICD, FACD


        Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017
        Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 6
        AGD Code: 734
        Subject: Diagnosis & Treatment
                       Planning Lecture


        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 



        Course Description:
         

        Today’s modern physicians (MD or DO) are highly trained medical professionals proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of myriad disease states. Often patients who have a symptomatic oral soft tissue lesion tell us that they went to their “doctor” first and then came to us.  Yet, it is the dental health professionals, the dentists and hygienists, who every day of their professional lives, and for each and every patient, view and assess the oral cavity in its normal and abnormal states.

        Oral Medicine (in contrast to Oral Pathology which is highly microscope/histology based) is the dental discipline involving clinical evaluation and non-surgical treatment of oral mucosal and radiographic lesions.  Oral Medicine specialists are most often academic or hospital based clinicians who primarily contribute to dental educational programs and scholarly activity. Oral Medicine is nevertheless, well within the scope of the general practice of dentistry and its practitioners.   

        This course will demonstrate that first of all, although the course uses clinical pictures and x-ray imaging extensively, learning of and diagnosing oral lesions is not about memorizing clinical photographs and radiographs.  The concepts of the diagnostic process and differential diagnosis (DiffDx) will be emphasized and juxtaposed with clinical appearances and patient histories. Systemic health conditions manifesting as oral changes will also be addressed. Finally, the possible treatment if indicated and/or referral of specific oral conditions will be discussed. 

        Through this course the dental clinicians will ultimately and certainly realize that they are in fact, the true experts on the normal and abnormal/pathological conditions of not only the teeth, but the mouth in general, and the jaws as well.


        Learning Objectives:

        At the completion of this course the participant will:

           • Understand that what a lesion looks like is only the first baby step in formulating a diagnosis
           • Understand the concept of dental diagnostics and how to use them
           • Understand the term "Gold Standard Diagnostics" and why we often don't use them or even need
             them
           • Value more than ever, patient histories especially “history of the present illness”
           • Be able to develop a differential diagnosis for the patient, the patient’s chart and if needed,
             communication with other health professionals

           • How to take a relevant medical history and what to do with the information we obtain
           • Have reviewed the more common lesions seen in the dental office including candidiasis, frictional
             hyperkeratosis, lichen planus and its types including “lichnoid” reactions, auto-immune diseases
             manifested in the mouth including pemphigus, pemphigoid and desquamative gingivitis, the latest
             on apthous ulcers, hemangiomas, hematomas and ecchymosis, HSV 1, HPV and other viral lesions,
             oral cancers and radiographic lesions

        About the Speaker:
        Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS, FICD, FACD

        Dr. Quaranta graduated from Villanova University in 1968 with a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a B.S. degree in Biological Science.

        He attended Monmouth University Graduate School of Education during 1968 and 1969.

        Dr. Quaranta attended The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School where he received his D.M.D. degree in 1972. Immediately after graduation from NJDS he was then invited to become a one-day per week faculty member as an instructor at the New Jersey Dental School and concurrently entered private practice with his father in Highland Park New Jersey.   In 1977 he was promoted to Assistant Professor and in 1986 he was promoted to Associate Professor. 

        Dr. Quaranta, while a faculty member of NJDS in 1991, took on a two-year residency program in TMD disorders and oral medicine/ oro-facial pain. 

        In 1992  Dr. Quaranta entered the Kean University Graduate School of Psychology where he performed research and obtained an M.S. degree in clinical psychology in 1997.

        Dr. Quaranta took over his father’s practice in 1989 and after twenty three years of full time practice in 1995 became a three day per week faculty member and spent two years teaching in the Oral Medicine Division of the Department of Oral Pathology, Biology and Diagnostic Sciences. After twenty-seven years in private practice Dr. Quaranta became a full-time faculty member at NJDS in 2000.

        In 1998 Dr. Quaranta was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental academic honor society, and in 1999 was offered a fellowship in the Faculty of the International College of Dentists (FICD).

        On September 26, 2001 Dr. Quaranta was inducted into the Master Educator’ Guild and designated a Master Educator. This was a new University Wide program inaugurated by the new University President, Stuart Cook to recognize achievement and ability in biomedical education.  It is a University wide distinction awarded to a member of the six schools within the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. New Jersey Dental School is one of the six schools.  Dr. Quaranta was the first member to be elected to this award from the Dental School.  The school as now the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. 

        On April 19, 2002, Dr. Quaranta was accepted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists (FACD)


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "Dr. Quaranta is great. The lecture is wonderful with lots of valuable information"
             – Dr. Inna Budiyanskaya, Brooklyn, NY

        "Great Review and update of common lesions that we see in everyday practice. Common sense approach to oral medicine."
             Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

        "Excellent, great lecture, informative"
             – Dr. Gabriel Ruiz, East Brunswick, NJ

        "Interesting and practical course. Dr. Q explains oral medicine/pathology in a way that is easy to understand and remember."
             – Dr. Patrick Yap, Oceanside, NY

        "Very good presentation. Concise and applicable to private practice."
             – Dr. Virginia Walsh, Bedminister, NJ

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        Dentist $225  |  Staff $175
        Advanced Registration $30 off by 7/31/17

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        CERAMIC RESTORATIONS FROM START TO FINISH:
         
        Making Predictable Happen                          
        (HANDS ON)

        Presenters: Arthur R. Volker, DDS, MSed

        Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

        Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        Sponsored by: Dentsply Sirona

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 6
        AGD Code: 612
        Subject: All Ceramics Restorations

                        Participation

        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


        Dr. Volker lecturing at our 5th Annual Dental CE Event in Mt. Laurel, NJ

        Course Description:

        The world of dental ceramics can be difficult to navigate. This course aims to explain the proper selection criteria and usage of ceramic materials and ancillary components from material selection to cementation. Additionally, effective communication with the dental laboratory to predictably ensure a desired result will be discussed. 

        Course Outline: 
             •     Selecting the appropriate ceramic restoration based on material properties. A discussion of
                   scientific literature will be undertaken
             •     Understanding retraction materials and available hemostatic strategies
             •     Gain familiarity with preparation designs and various impression techniques
             •     Communication with the laboratory – what information is needed for predictability



        Hands-On Portion:

        Using typodont models, the hands-on portion will enable attendees to execute the learned protocol for indirect ceramic restorations. The workshop will consist of:

             •     Preparation and Impression of a ceramic restoration
             •     Communicating with the dental laboratory including prescription writing and shade selection
             •     Preparing ceramic surfaces for bonding or cementation
             •     Cementation of restoration

        Attendees are encouraged to bring loupes for the course to aid in the hands-on portion of the program.


        About the Speakers:
        Arthur Volker, DDS, MSed

        Dr. Volker graduated from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He is the Chairman of the New Dentist Committee and is a member of the Continuing Education Committee for the New York State Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Volker is a Diplomate of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists. He was a clinical attending at the Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility on Roosevelt Island, and is in private practice in New York, with an emphasis on cosmetic and minimally invasive dentistry. Dr. Bolker has published articles and lectures on such topics as cosmetic dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials, and dental implants. 

        Dr. Volker is a Key Opinion Leader for several dental manufacturers, and has been involved in the testing and development of dental products and materials. He has also served as a consultant to dental laboratories. Additionally, Dr. Volker is involved in dental materials research, particularity in the field of ceramics and dental implants. 


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:
        "Dr. Volker did an excellent job in clarifying a complex subject" 
             – Dr. Stuart Kofsky, Poughkeepsie, NY

        "Dr. Volker presented the material in a clear concise manner and he used clinical cases to enhance learning. NJHPDI has a great variety of courses with great speakers."
             – Dr. Cynthia Jetter, Voorhees, NJ

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        Dentist $395
        Advanced Registration $50 off by 8/31/17

        *Limited to 24 Attendees

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        My First Implant: Dental Implants Made Easy
        (HANDS-ON)

        Brand New 2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

        Presenter: Aeklavya Panjali DDS, MSc., FAGD, DICOI

        Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 &
                  Saturday, September 9, 2017

        Time: (Day 1) 8:00am - 6:00pm
                   (Day 2) 8:00am - 6:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        Sponsored by: Dentner

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 18
        AGD Code: 690
        Subject: Implants Participation
        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  


        Learn to Surgically Place and Restore Implants - 18 Credits in Only 2 Days



        Course Description:
        Each participant will learn placement of dental implants in a unique simplified step-by-step fashion. They will learn the diagnosis and treatment plans on actual cases provided by Dr. Panjali and will perform these procedures hands on, on models & pig jaws.

        The objective of this course is to establish clinical comfort with placement of dental implants, manipulation of surgical flaps, obtaining of tension free surgical closure with proper suture materials and suturing techniques, followed by a step-by-step guide to restoring the implant.

        The course also includes the learning of the fundamentals of biomechanics the biology of bone, as well as the rationale for the diagnosis, treatment planning, and the clinical practice of placing root form dental implants. The course will also cover pre and post surgical considerations, possible post surgical infections, and the management of complications.



        Day 1:
        • Current and future status of implants.
        • Endosteal implant design and its importance.
        • Understanding bone biology and osseointegration.
        • Anatomical considerations and limitations in relation to implant placement.
        • Hands-on, Step by step evaluation in establishing diagnosis and treatment planning.
        • Interpreting CT (cone Beam), and radiographes, hands on exercise.
        • Surgical Guides: Its importance, different types and fabrication techniques, hands on exercise.
        • Principles of hard and soft tissue surgery.
        • Hands on Surgical technique and suturing
        • Hands-on implant placement on models and pig jaws.

        Day 2

        • ​Understand and manage Prosthetic principles and components in restoring implants.   
        • An overview of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) in reducing healing time.
        • Complications and managing complications.
        • Selecting your first implant case.  
        • Case discussions and hands-on

        AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO

        • Establish basic foundation and understanding of Dental implants, their biologic basis and applicability in restoring single edentulous areas.
        • Predictably diagnose and treatment plan conventional single tooth implants.
        • Understand and manage complications with single tooth implants in both anterior and posterior areas.
        • Learn how to fabricate surgical guides in house with and without CBCT.
        • You will know what works and what doesn't work.
        • You will recognize how to avoid and treat complications.
        • You will understand what we know about timing of implant placement and loading.
        • How to predictably restore implants
        • Gain confidence, improve clinical knowledge and skills to establish a successful implant dentistry practice

        Limited enrollment ensures one on one interaction between the instructor and participants to enhance the learning experience.

        HANDS-ON EXERCISES (performed on models and pig jaws) include various treatment planning modalities, surgical guides, implant placement, suturing techniques, and implant restoration.

        Attendees are encouraged to bring loupes for the course to aid in the hands-on portion of the program.

        About the Speaker:
        Aeklavya Panjali DDS, MSc., FAGD, DICOI

        Dr. Panjali is a graduate from New York University. He received his post graduate training in dental implants from Germany 1992. In 2004, he continued his training in Implant Dentistry at New York University and has a Master's Degree in Oral Implantology, Frankfurt University, Germany.

        Dr Panjali is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is an active member of several dental organizations and has been lecturing on Dental Implants nationally and internationally since 1996. He has trained well over 700 dentists within the US and over a thousand dentists worldwide.

        He has evaluated and lectured on several leading implant systems and presents a versatile approach in treatment planning, surgical techniques as well as providing a non-invasive conservative treatment. He has assisted in developing surgical instruments that have made surgical procedures easier for both dentists and assistants. Over the years, he has been developing surgical techniques which make immediate placement more predictably. He has successfully completed clinical trials of Immediate Placement in infected sockets and has developed a predictable protocol to achieve excellent results. He is also developing a new, no drill osteotomy technique for surgical implant placement.

        He owns and operates an active private practice in Watertown, as well as in midtown Manhattan, with emphasis on Implant Dentistry.


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "What makes the course exceptional, and a cut above the rest, is you can go if you have never placed an implant, or if you have placed many, but want to do sinus lifts, or bone grafting. Let Dr. Panjali know what you want to concentrate on, and he will make sure you will get the practice in the area you want. And when you are done, he is an e-mail away if you have cases you want to go over. And he doesn't charge for that like other teaching centers do. "Simply the best"!
               – Dr. Ghanem Ghanem, MI

        "If you are interested in learning the nuts and bolts of implants then, this is your course!! Dr Panjali is a terrific educator. Your learning is his goal and he gets directly involved with that..."
               – Dr. Arnold Maloff DDS, Boston, MA

        "Dr. Panjali is very organized and articulated each point and every aspect of Implants Very well. His course is geared towards the attendees and focused on their concerns."

               – Dr. Michael Teng DDS, NY

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        Dentist $1,990 | Residents: $1,650
        Advanced Registration $100 off by 8/25/17

        *Limited to 24 Attendees

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        REAL LIFE RESTORATIVE PROBLEMS: Solve with New Materials and Techniques
         (HANDS-ON) (SUNDAY)

        Presenter: Marvin A. Fier, DDS, FASDA,
                          ABAD, FACD, FICD 

        Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
        Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 6
        AGD Code: 250
        Subject: Operative (Restorative) Dentistry Participation

        Sponsored by: Tokuyama
                                  Kettenbach, and Triodent

        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 
        **COURSE FULL - WAITING LIST AVAILABLE**

        Photos above were taken at our Arlington Virginia course

        Course Description: 
        In clinical practice, what at first seems routine, often isn’t. Patients can present with situations far from ideal and yet we are called upon to treat them. This presentation will take you on a journey with multiple patients who easily could have shown up in your office. 

        Diagnosis, treatment planning, case presentations, and finally, how excellent results were obtained even with less than desirable beginnings will be discussed.  This is real-life dentistry that we all have to deal with in our practices.   

        Morning Lecture: 
        We’ll cover many recent advances in aesthetic and restorative dentistry.  We will demystify some of the newer composite and adhesive materials we have available.  We’ll discuss the basic principles of Aesthetic Dentistry and how to create beautiful, natural looking anterior and posterior tooth colored restorations predictably, successfully, and easier than ever.  Predictability leads to lower stress levels, higher profits, and happier patients.

        You will learn:
             • The benefits of the new chameleon composite technology

             • How to reduce time spent on achieving lifelike restorations

             • How to reduce technique sensitivity no matter how you bond

             • How to achieve zero post-op sensitivity in your restorations

             • How to treat patients with hypersensitive teeth 

             • Which composites polish fastest and easiest, and retain their initial shine

             • How to solve dilemmas with no perfect solution
               AND as a bonus…

             • The latest material and technique for removing white spot lesions


        AFTERNOON HANDS-ON:
        Materials and equipment will be provided. 

        On typodonts, you will work with materials simulating multiple real-life clinical situations, including:

             • Class 2 restorations using unique matrix system to ensure predictable & excellent contacts

             • Class 3 and/or Class 4 restorations using easily polished chameleon composite

             • Class 5 restoration using unique, highly-filled bubble-free easy to use flowable composite

             • Making temporary crowns with minimal to zero adjustment using state-of-the-art material

             • Perfecting your impression technique to avoid remakes, saving time and money

        Join us for a memorable learning experience. Whether you are a seasoned clinician or starting out in practice, you will leave with knowledge and predictable techniques you can use in your practice immediately.     

        Attendees are encouraged to bring loupes for the course to aid in the hands-on portion of the program.

        About the Speaker:
        Marvin A. Fier, DDS, FASDA, ABAD, FACD, FICD

        Dr. Fier is a practicing clinician and highly respected lecturer in the US and internationally on multiple topics including aesthetics, restorative dentistry, and practice management.  He presents CE courses at many dental schools, learning centers, and prestigious conferences in the USA and internationally. He is the executive vice-president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, and has been honored with Fellowships in the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, International Acaedmy of Dental-Facial Esthetics, and the Academy of Dentistry International.  Dr. Fier is a contributing editor for REALITY, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of DENTISTRY TODAY. 

        He publishes regularly, and his contributions to the dental literature have been in the areas of aesthetics, restorative dentistry, case presentation, hypnosis, and how dentistry affects the quality of life.  For the past twelve years, he has been listed in DENTISTRY TODAY’S list of the best lecturers, “Leaders in Continuing Education.” 

        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course: 

        "Very good course, great reviews as well as new topic."
              - Dr. Joseph Dalbon, West Caldwell, NJ

        "Presentation of this course by Dr. Fier was incredible.  I learned lots of information about what materials to use and how to use it, ready to use in my practice.  This course is not to be missed! Highly recommended!" 
           
           - Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

        "The course was very informative and I received quite a few pearls of wisdom that will help me in my practice." 
              - Dr. Richard Procopio, Summit, NJ

        "Overall the course is very good. I learned much about Clearfill majesty." 
               - Dr. Satya Pabbarajn, Yardley, PA

        "Great course - useful products, good presentation and information."
               
        - Dr. Greg Bowles, Virginia Beach, VA
         
        "I loved this course.  Excellent hands-on! I learned so many tips to start in my office." 
              - Dr. Grecy Martinez, NY

        "I really liked Dr. Fier's treatment planning when you have to think out of the box in tough cases."
               - Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

        "Dr. Fier was great.  Enjoyed the course and learned some helpful tips from him."
               - Dr. Dan Kang, Syracuse, NY

        "Gave lots of information on how to get better results with composite restorations.  I learned a lot more on how to manipulate composites and how to avoid certain mistakes."

               - Dr. Jaine Matthew, Bergenfield, NJ

        "My opinion of this course is that it is excellent!"
               - Dr. Stanislaw Kaminski, Wallington, NJ

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        Dentist $395  |  Staff $225
        Advanced Registration $50 off by 8/31/17

        *Limited to 24 Attendees

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        REMOVABLE RESTORATIVE SOLUTIONS
        FOR TODAY’S DENTISTRY
          (HANDS-ON)
         

        Presenter: Michael Goodman,
                             CEO Equipoise

        Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
        Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm


        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description


        Sponsored by: Equipoise

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 7
        AGD Code: 670
        Subject: Prosthodontics/Removable
                         Participation

        *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



        Course Description:

        A thorough and comprehensive examination of biomechanics in removable restorative design. The Equipoise System and philosophy insures the dentists and patients, a predictable, successful prosthesis by directing forces along the long axis of the tooth designed to strengthen the periodontal structures while protecting and preserving the abutment teeth. You will observe how versatile the equipoise system is with existing dentition, conventional and precision designs and as an excellent tooth borne solution with implant supported Equipoise C&L attachments.

        Educational Objectives:
        • Filling an important area in your practice with proven complete design systems
        • EQ Implant tooth borne solutions consistent with physiological movements.
        • Single crowns for free-end saddle design.
        • How Equipoise is a minimally invasive technique.
        • How crucial stability is for success with RPDs.
        • The importance of guide planes on existing dentition cases.
        • Bite raising solutions that are practical and affordable.
        This Seminar will cover:

        DIDACTIC: Comprehensive Examination of Biomechanics in RPD Design

        CLINICAL CASES STUDIES
        The segment will show you numerous case studies on the many usages and versatility of the Equipoise system. You will see how to take on the most difficult case scenarios including perio-cases, difficult tooth configurations, Equipoise with implants, single abutments for free-end saddles and much more!

        PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
        We will show you how easy and manageable the Equipoise System is to use in your practice. You will learn how to incorporate a philosophy of design which is simple, profitable and most of all, rewarding for you and your patients.

        DIAGNOSTIC TREATMENT PLANNING  (HANDS-ON)
        We will show you how to treatment plan your own cases.
        *Please bring diagnostic casts for preparation and evaluation (The more challenging, the better!)

        Conclusion:
        Attendees will learn how to effectively incorporate a time-tested, clinically proven design system to fill an important niche in their dental practice. The Equipoise System enables the dentist to replace missing teeth in virtually all design scenarios. You will learn how to take on challenging cases with confidence incorporating a philosophy of design which is simple, predictable, profitable and rewarding for your patients.

        Participants should bring diagnostic casts for prep and evaluation.

        About the Speaker:
        Michael Goodman,CEO Equipoise
         
                       
        Michael Goodman is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville and the Magna Institute of Dental Technology, specializing in crown & bridge and denture.

        As the President of the Equipoise Dental Center, he runs the Equipoise Dental Laboratory and trains and licenses dental laboratories in the principles of Equipoise. He also manufactures Equipoise products, and attachments. Mr. Goodman has been presenting Equipoise courses to dentists and dental laboratories nationally and internationally for over 20 years. 


        He has been published in the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Products Report and Dental Economics. He co-authored with Dr. Neal Seltzer. "Predictable Long Term Results Using Properly Designed Removable Partial Dentures & Rest Preparations in Crowns & Natural Dentition." Dentistry Today, and is responsible for the CRA report, July 2003.

        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "Very informative course, an eye opener!" 
             – Dr. Olha Shender, Torono, CANADA

        "Very informative, engaging speaker, eloquent lecturer.  Very clean facility, good parking, great air conditioner control, good handout and directions, very good breakfast and lunch, great supply of coffee and drinks through the day." 
             – Dr. Ana Balica, Astoria, NY

        "Excellent course - new insights into fabrications." 
             – Dr. Joseph Diacovo, Kingston, NY

        "Mr. Goodman gives a concise and enthusiastic presentation.  He is obviously well informed and has a mastery of RPD construction."
             – Dr.Stuart Kofsky, Poughkeepsie, NY

        "The course is very good and informative.  Definitely an innovative way to do partial dentures."
             – Dr. Patrick Yap, Albany, NY

        "Opened my eyes to other appointments for my patients."
             – Dr. James Aris, Wilton, CT

        "I have been doing this technique for almost 30 years and I still learned additional techniques and skills." 
             – Dr. Harris Levine, River Edge, NJ

        "A game changer! Once I started doing Equipoise Prosthetics in my office, I could never ever think of returning to the way I used to design removable prosthetics before.”

        “What a great lecture! It was a good opportunity to familiarize myself with the technique and a wonderful way to educate my dentists into keeping endodontically treated teeth. This is definitely right in line with the Pankey philosophy of keeping the patient’s natural dentition in full function for the rest of the patient’s life." 

        “Your course on the Equipoise RPD designed system has changed my life in dentistry forever. I now enjoy delivering removable prosthesis that work beautifully. The C&L precision crowns and attachments are remarkable! My patients finally have RPD’s which are comfortable, totally functional and esthetic.” 

        “It was my pleasure to meet with you, and I congratulate you for your continued innovative work in removable prosthodontics.”

        For more information, please visit:
        www.equipoisedental.com


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        Dentist $395
        Advanced Registration $50 off by 8/31/17

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        GERIATRIC DENTISTRY:  
        Treating Vulnerable, Older Adults in Practice & Nursing Home  (SUNDAY)

        Presenter: Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS 

        Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
        Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 6
        AGD Code: 752
        Subject: Geriatric Dentistry Lecture

        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


        Course Description:

        A large segment of our older population is aging successfully, but a smaller percentage, the frail elderly, have significant challenges, including dementia, polypharmacy, hyposalivation, psychosocial changes and more.  These can impact dental treatment planning, preventive strategies, and care management.  Dementia is complex and extends through stages, from mild cognitive impairment to late stages with significantly diminished function.  Through slides and video, we will review best practices in communication with the patient with dementia, including those who demonstrate care resistant behavior.  We will also review some common medications of the frail elder, and in what ways we must make modifications to dental care, including before and during treatment, and home care. Treatment planning “ideally” may not always be appropriate with the frail elder---we will discuss in this presentation both the strategies for decision making and determining when and how to seek a surrogate to play a role in the consent process.  Ample time will be provided for discussion regarding challenges that attendees are seeing with their older patients.

        Learning Objectives: Following the presentation, the learner should be able to:

             • List both normal-age related changes and disease-related changes which could affect
               oral health and the provision of dental care

             • Define dementia, list four different types, and describe how Alzheimer’s disease
               is expressed. Review how dental providers can modify communication for
               improved success.

             • Discuss differences between nursing home and assisted living, which is appropriate for
               each, and how dental care and mouth care may be provided for residents of each setting.

             • List four questions which can be used to assess capacity to consent in a patient
               with dementia.

             • Describe the concept of function as relates to frail older adults, and use it to make 
               decisions regarding treatment planning.

             • Describe medications which are a concern with older patients and appropriate strategies, 
               including antibiotics which may cause C. Difficile infection

             • List medication classes likely to cause salivary gland hypofunction, and describe 
               preventive protocols which can help minimize risk of dental disease.

        About the Speaker:
        Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS

        Dr. Sam Zwetchkenbaum completed a fellowship in the Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship, part of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) in Newark and the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, Rowan University- School of Osteopathic Medicine in South Jersey. He now teaches part time at RSDM and is director of Senior Dental Solutions of NJ, a service which brings portable equipment to facilities to provide dental care. Previously, he was faculty at University of Michigan, providing clinical care and directing the General Practice Residency program.  He received his DDS from the University of North Carolina in 1987, completed a General Practice Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis in 1988, and completed Post-graduate studies in Prosthodontics at RSDM (formerly UMDNJ)in 1992. He received an MPH in
        Health Management and Policy from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health in 2006.


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "I have always found the courses here to be relevant and up to date on current techniques.  Dr. Z is addressing issues that are important to the aging population and can be implemented in practice." 
               – Dr. Virginia Walsh, Bedminster, NJ

        "Great course provided by NJHPDI! Fantastic presentation by Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum who covered valuable information about geriatric dentistry." 
              – Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Office Staff, Clifton, NJ

        "Excellent overview of issues related to dental treatment of the geriatric population." 
              – Dr. John Crary, Fort Plain, NY

        "Highly informative course.  I learned a better approach to treatment planning communicating and treating elderly patients." 
              – Dr. Adam Travan, River Edge, NJ
         
        “Very good course for dentists treating older patients."
              – Dr. Seyed Shahmehdi, Little Falls, NJ

        "As always, NJHPDI gets a great speaker with total knowledge of the lecture keeping everyone's attention!" 
              – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY

        "Would highly recommend this course for geriatrics." 
              – Dr. Puneeta Grover, Watchung, NJ

        "Very informative and highly recommended."
              – Dr. Nerissa Pascual, Hackensack, NJ

        "I learned how to provide proper treatment to the elderly, especially patients with dementia and other diseases."          
              – Dr. Joel Okon, Lindenwold, NJ

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        Dentist $225  |  Staff $175
        Advanced Registration $30 off by 8/31/17

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        ORAL IV/SEDATION:                                       (HANDS-ON)
        Clinical Pharmacology, Practical Applications

        Presenter: Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD(AN), 
                           DADBA


        Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
        Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
        after Course Description

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 6
        AGD Code: 343
        Subject: Oral Sedation Participation
                             

        *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 
                                                **LIMITED SPACE - 2 SPOTS LEFT**

        Course Description:

        Is oral drug administration safer than all the other drug routes? This comprehensive program will discuss the pharmacology and clinical application of oral premedication in dentistry. 

        General pharmacological principles such as pharmacokinetics (what the body does to a drug) and pharmacodynamics (what the drug does to the body) will be reviewed. The benzodiazepines including triazolam, diazepam, lorazepam and midazolam and other drug classifications such antihistamines, opiates, the "Z" drugs will be presented pharmacologically and clinically. Emphasis will be on clinical applications with an instructional “when to, what to, how to” approach. Case reports including “mistakes I have made” and tips and tricks learned and taught over 40 years will be shared. 

        What are the current controversies surrounding this topic? State Dental Board regulations, “sleep dentistry”, titration and polypharmacy are addressed.

        Fees, monitoring, pulse oximetry, liability, personnel roles, consent, professional responsibilities and continuing education are outlined.


        Program Synopsis:
        Drug Preparation, IM Injections

        Activity: Proper drawing and labeling of emergency drugs. Proper IM injection technique practiced on each other (optional).

        Hands On Learning Objectives:
        • To gain confidence in managing drug armamentarium

        • To practice quickly and efficiently the drawing and labeling of drugs from an ampule and a vial for both sedation and emergencies

        • To landmark and simulate IM injections for both sedation and medical emergencies

        • To landmark simulate IV injections and set-up and record keeping for sedation

        • Set-up and establish an IV line (no injections) and simulated drug management, record keeping, monitoring, etc.

        Whether the dentist has been practicing oral or IV sedation for years or they are planning to be a new sedationist, the program is pertinent for all interested practitioners 

          About the Speaker:
          Mel Hawkins, DDS, BCcD(AN), FADSA, DADBA

          Dr. Mel Hakins graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry with his DDS degree in 1973 and returned for his formal training in Dental Anesthesiology at the same University from 1975-1976. He is the Director of the Intravenous Sedation, Continuing Education Program in Eastern Canada and was the Founding Director of the Intravenous Sedation Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. He has over 30 years of private practice experience in Toronto, Canada, with special emphasis on pain control and patient management and unique local anesthesia requirements for the dental patient. Mel has been lecturing throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia for over 20 years.

          Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Speaker:

          "Dr. Hawkins is motivated and extremely knowledgeable in technique and subject matter. He also has a great sense of humor."      
               – Dr. Figueredo, North Bergen, NJ 


          "I would recommend this course to everyone! I felt very confident doing injections on the phantom and I will definitely apply all the valuable information. Very well organized operatories by NJHPDI. Thank you for such a great speaker!"
                – Dr. Lilt Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

          "Highly informative. Dr. Adams is very knowledgeable, objective and factual."
          "Very informative, carefully selected topics and speakers, convenient weekends. I now better understand how to use the sedative drugs."
               – Dr. Yasser Khedr, DumFries, VA

          "Perfect combination of humor and facts to convey achieving predictable and repeatable results with local anesthesia and oral sedation. Great course."
               – Dr. Tracey Joseph

          "Useful information, made the techniques easier. The whole course was useful and interesting. I had a very different opinion in the beginning."
               – Dr. Snigdha Srivastava, Basking Ridge, NJ

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          Dentist $495
          Staff     $395
          Advanced Registration $50 off by 8/31/17

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           LOCAL ANESTHESIA: Techniques & Pharmacology  - What's Current, What's Coming  

          Presenter: Mel Hawkins, DDS, BSc AN
                              FDSA, DADBA

          Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
          Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm 

          Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
          after Course Description

          AGD Coding

          CE Credits: 6
          AGD Code: 340
          Subject: Anesthesia, Pain Management,
          Sedation, Pharmacology Lecture

          *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

          Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

          This course satisfies the NJ State requirement for Dental Hygienist's Local Anesthesia Permit Renewal
          A great course for dentists & hygienists!

            -  Are you up to date with the newest techniques in local anesthetics?
            -  Are you using and aware of the benefits of using septocaine? 
            -  Would you like to learn my 12 tips and tricks for giving local anesthesia? 
            -  This course is for all dentists and for hygienists certified in giving local anesthesia! 

          Course Description:
          The participant will learn to enhance local anesthesia techniques via the clinical application of modern pharmacology and multi-tasking with advanced block approaches and infiltration.

          The Akinosi, Gow-Gates, Conventional Inferior Alveolar and Maxillary nerve block techniques including the V2 palatine canal block are shown.

          Product selection, what's new including the current status of articaine, reversal agents, buffering systems, inhalational local anesthetics, what's upcoming and much more is presented.

          Learning Objectives:
          After this presentation the attendees will be able to:
               • Appreciate the anatomy of local anesthesia.
               • Understand the influence of tissue and product pH.
               • Multitask with combinations of techniques, volume and make intelligent choices as to which
                 local anesthetics might be used and when.
               • Understand vasoconstrictors, their drug interactions, blood pressure influences and what to
                 use, what not to use and why.
               • Apply 12 tips and tricks learned over 30+ years.
               • Assess and critique case reports and respond to, "What would you do now, Doctor?"

            About the Speaker:
            Mel Hawkins, DDS, BSc AN, FDSA, DADBA

            Dr. Mel Hawkins graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry with his DDS degree in 1973 and returned for his formal training in Dental Anesthesiology at the same University from 1975-1976. He is the Director of the Intravenous Sedation, Continuing Education Program in Eastern Canada and was the Founding Director of the Intravenous Sedation Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. He has over 30 years of private practice experience in Toronto, Canada, with special emphasis on pain control and patient management and unique local anesthesia requirements for the dental patient. Mel has been lecturing throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia for over 20 years. 

            Dr. Hawkins is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiologists and is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Hawkins holds honorary fellowships with the International College of Dentists and with the Pierre Fouchard International Academy.

            Dr. Hawkins is an author, clinician and speaker on topics concerning sedation and pain free management of the dental patient for ten consecutive years from 2005-present and has been recognized as an Annual Leader in CE by "Dentistry Today." 

            Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

            "Dr. Hawkins is motivated and extremely knowledgeable in technique and subject matter. He also has a great sense of humor."
                 – Dr. Figueredo, North Bergen, NJ

            "Excellent! Great step by step, how to course. This will make my local anesthesia technique much better now."
                  – Dr. Anthony Corello, Westfield, NJ

            "This course is exactly as described. He's obviously very knowledgeable, well spoken and informative, answers questions. Great presentation."
                  – Dr. Jon Samburg

            "Perfect combination of humor and facts to convey achieving predictable and repeatable results with local anesthesia and oral sedation. Great course."
                 
            – Dr. Tracey Joseph 

            "Engrossing presentation- sprinkled with humor." 
                  – Dr. Frederick Fisher, NYC

            "Dr. Hawkins kept everyone interested in the course from beginning to end." 
                  – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY

            "Speaker is approachable, great content. I appreciated the update on anticaine; I liked that it was local anesthetic techniques geared towards dentists not just hygienists."  
                   – Dr. Leigh Cabral, West Hartford, CT

            "Amazing! Great little breaks between topics for questions."
                 – Dr. Jessica Barcessat, Teaneck, NJ

            "Great class. Great short stories related to slide show."
                 – Dr. Linda Ugarteche-Rojas

            "Useful information, made the techniques easier. The whole course was useful and interesting. I had a very different opinion in the beginning."
                 – Dr. Snigdha Srivastava, Basking Ridge, NJ

            "Extremely informative course and comfortable seating."
                 – Dr. Anthony G. Johnson


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            Dentist $325  |  Hygienists $195
            Advanced Registration $30 off by 8/31/17

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            HEAD & NECK ANATOMY REVIEW:  
                            (SUNDAY)   
            Clinical Relevance (Now Extended!)

            Presenter: Beeren Gajjar, DDS

            Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
            Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

            Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
            after Course Description

            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 6
            AGD Code: 012
            Subject: Anatomy Lecture

            *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included 

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 
            Notice: This course has been changed from 4 to 6 credits! 

            Course Description:
             

            We all remember the agonizing pain of sitting through anatomy lectures in dental school trying to memorize all those Latin names only to pass an exam!  How much of that knowledge did we retain?  It is important for dentists and their dental team to have useful knowledge of head and neck anatomy.  This knowledge is important for identifying abnormalities, improving the diagnostic process, formulating the proper treatment plan for the patient and in communicating with other healthcare professionals.  It is also helpful in ergonomics for the dental team and may help prevent some of the disabilities that are a result of our profession.

            Upon successful completion of this course attendees will learn the following:

                 • An in-depth knowledge of head and neck anatomy.
                 • Skeletal-muscular terminology.
                 • Focus on neuro-muscular structures and their relation to dental procedures.
                 • Common anatomical variations.
                 • Learn to identify variants in neuro-vascular structures and the maxillary sinus.
                 • How to implement this knowledge when diagnosing and treating patients.
                 • Learn how to avoid damage to vital structures during dental surgery.
                 • Predict common mishaps before attempting dental surgery.
                 • Anatomical evaluations prior to local anesthesia.
                 • Diagnose cranial nerve injuries.
                 • How knowledge of anatomy may help with ergonomics and prevent disabilities.
                 • Review of relevant skeletal and muscular structures.
                 • Review proper ergonomics.
                 • Learn ways to prevent fatigue and chronic aches.

            About the Speaker:
            Beeren Gajjar, DDS

            Dr. Beeren Gajjar has been a Gross Anatomy lecturer for over 2 decades.  Prior to attending dental school Dr. Gajjar has held several faculty position for various graduate programs.  His vast knowledge in anatomy and dentistry has allowed him to create this unique lecture

            Dr. Gajjar is a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry.  He completed a general practice residency at Long Island Collage Hospital.  Outside of private practice, Dr. Gajjar currently holds a clinical faculty position at NYU Langone/ Lutheran Medical Center.  He has been involved in resident education for over 7 years, where he routinely gives residents lectures and training residents in full mouth rehabilitation.  He also completed a surgical training program at the MISH International Implant Institute and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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            Dentist $275  |  Staff $195
            Advanced Registration $30 off by 8/31/17

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            Advanced GBR Surgery Part II - 22 Hours of

            Intensive Continuous Hands on Training

            (HANDS-ON)

            2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

            Presenter: Sang Yoon Oh DDS, MSD

            Date: Friday, September 29, 2017 &
                      Saturday, September 30, 2017

            Time: (Day 1) 8:00am - 8:30pm
                       (Day 2) 8:00am - 7:00pm


            Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
            after Course Description

                                                                                

            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 22
            AGD Code: 318 & 499
            Subject: Bone Grafting & GTR Participation

            *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included




            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  

            World Renounced Speaker Dr. Sang Yoon Oh will guide you through 2 days of intensive continuous hands on for advanced implant training


            Course Description:

            Utilizing various models and pig jaws, upon completion of this course, attendees will learn:
            • Various advanced immediate implant placement with non-submerged GBR techniques
            • Different sock gap management techniques
            • Advanced soft tissue management techniques
            • Apically positioned flap vs Free gingival grafting
            • Tissue punch
            • Open membrane techniques
            • Vertical augmentation techniques

            Hands-On Portion:

            Day 1: Friday, September 29th

            8:00am - 9:30am 
            Surgical Approach & Accessibility (Dr. Oh's exclusive OHS Technique)
            • How to use PRP solution & PRF for various implant surgery


            9:30am - 10:30am
            Demo (On Model)
            • Immediate implant placement & gap management using PRP & PRF


            10:30am - 12:00pm 
            Hands On (On Model)
            • OHS Technique
            • Immediate implant placement & gap management


              12:45pm - 3:30pm 
              Extraction Socket Management
              • Understanding internal & external healing of extraction socket
              • Gap management with immediate implant placement (Flapless for anterior & flap for posterior teeth)
              • Various non-submerged implant placement techniques with GBR
              • Socket management with soft tissue punch technique (Free Gingival Graft)
              • Socket management with open membrane technique


              3:30pm - 6:00pm
              Hands On (On Model & Pig Jaw)
              • Gap management with immediate placement with GBR (flapless surgery for anterior teeth)
              • Non-submerged implant placement with GBR (flapless surgery for anterior teeth)
              • How to make immediate provisional crown (demo)


              6:00pm - 8:30pm 
              Hands On (On Pig Jaw)
              • Soft tissue punch technique (Free Gingival Graft)
              • Open membrane technique



              Day 2: Saturday, September 30th

              8:00am - 9:30am 
              New technique for apically positioned flap (OHS technique)
              • Selection criteria: Apically Positioned Flap or Free Gingival Graft
              • Free gingival graft at the level of plastic surgery


              9:30am - 11:30am 

              Hands On (On Pig Jaw)
              • Apically positioned flap management for primary closure
              • Shifting attached gingiva by double apically positioned flap


                12:15-3:30p
                Hands On (On Pig Jaw)
                • How to get primary intention healing at the free gingival graft


                3:30p-7:00p

                Hands On (On Pig Jaw)
                • Introduction of Dr. Oh's vertical augmentation
                • Vertical augmentation using tenting screw


                7:00pm
                Closing Ceremony

                Attendees are encouraged to bring loupes for the course to aid in the hands-on portion of the program.

                About the Speaker:
                Sang Yoon Oh, DDS, MSD

                As the founder and director of ATC (Approach Technique Concentration) Implant Institute in Korea, Dr. Sang Yoon Oh has successfully established himself and ATC as one of the largest and most respected implant institute, providing basic, intermediate, and advanced implant hands-on courses for the participants in Korea, Japan, and China for the past 11 years. He has presented hundreds of advanced Guided Bone Regeneration, Lateral and Crestal Sinus, as well as basic and intermediate implant related hands-on courses at international, national, and regional level throughout the years.

                Dr. Oh is a graduate from Chosun University School of Dentistry and completed MD from Kyunghee University College of Dentistry. He is the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at Cheong Jun Hankook Hospital, and a member of Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. Oh currently serves as the director of his private practice, Acrodental Clinic, in Korea.

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                Dentist $2,750
                Advanced Registration $150 off by 9/15/17

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                Sinus Lifts: A Comprehensive Hands-On Training

                (HANDS-ON) 

                Presenter: Sang Yoon Oh DDS, MSD

                Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017


                Time: 8:00am - 7:00pm


                Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                after Course Description

                                                                                    

                AGD Coding

                CE Credits: 10
                AGD Code: 318
                Subject: Bone Grafting & GTR Participation

                *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included




                Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  
                **ONLY 3 SPOTS REMAINING**

                Course Description: 

                Upon completion of this course, attendees will learn: 
                • Selection criteria forcrestal vs lateral sinus approach
                • How to obtain initial stability at the sinus floor
                • Various crestal sinus approaches (hydraulic pressure technique & anatomy oriented lateral sinus technique)
                • Complications management
                • Sinus membrane repair technique and management of mucous retention cyst
                • Maximizing bone regeneration at sinus cavity and sinus wound healing

                Agenda for Hands-On Portion:
                8:00am - 9:00am Basic Sequence for the Most Predictable Sinus Crestal Approach 
                • Selection criteria: crestal or lateral approach
                • How to get implant initial stabilization at the sinus floor

                9:00am - 10:30am Hands On (On Model)
                • Various techniques for successful sinus crestal approach
                • Osteotome & high speed reamer & hydraulic pressure

                10:30am - 12:00pm Anatomy Oriented Surgical Technique (AOST) for Sinus Lateral Window Approach
                • How to maximize bone regeneration at the sinus cavity
                • Understanding sinus wound healing
                • Treatment of sinus graft complications

                  1:30pm - 3:00pm Hands On (On Model)
                  • AOST technique for lateral approach

                  3:00pm - 7:00pm Hands On (On Pig Jaw)
                  • Lateral & crestal approach
                  • Sinus membrane repair technique for torn membrane
                  • Management of mucous retention cyst


                  7:00pm 
                  Closing Ceremony


                  Attendees are encouraged to bring loupes for the course to aid in the hands-on portion of the program.

                  About the Speaker:
                  Sang Yoon Oh, DDS, MSD

                  As the founder and director of ATC (Approach Technique Concentration) Implant Institute in Korea, Dr. Sang Yoon Oh has successfully established himself and ATC as one of the largest and most respected implant institute, providing basic, intermediate, and advanced implant hands-on courses for the participants in Korea, Japan, and China for the past 11 years. He has presented hundreds of advanced Guided Bone Regeneration, Lateral and Crestal Sinus, as well as basic and intermediate implant related hands-on courses at international, national, and regional level throughout the years.

                  Dr. Oh is a graduate from Chosun University School of Dentistry and completed MD from Kyunghee University College of Dentistry. He is the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at Cheong Jun Hankook Hospital, and a member of Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. Oh currently serves as the director of his private practice, Acrodental Clinic, in Korea.

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                  Dentist $1,250.00
                  *Limited to 24 Attendees

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                  Current Issues in Periodontics & Implantology (NEW!)

                  Presenter: Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD,
                                      MBA, FACD, FICD

                  Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
                  Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

                  Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                  after Course Description

                  AGD Coding

                  CE Credits: 7
                  AGD Code: 490/690
                  Subject: Periodontics / Implants Lecture

                  *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

                  Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

                  Course Description:


                  For Dentists & All Hygienists
                  Invaluable updates from one of the top perio & implant speakers in the world

                  Contemporary Clinical Periodontology & Oral Implantology

                  New trends and concepts in periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning will be presented, with a focus on microbiome and inflammation. Using biological bases for disease concepts and enhanced with relevant clinical research, decisions for patients with neoplasia, organ transplantation, immune deficiency states, and on selected medications (Bisphosphonates, antidepressants, etc), dental therapies can now be more predictable.

                  Concepts of pathogenesis and immunology related to periodontal diseases will be presented with associations with systemic diseases, including myocardial infarction, cardiovascular accidents (stroke), rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory diseases, pancreatic cancer, ulcers, and others.

                  Advances in periodontal and implant therapies will be presented with case reports.

                  • Understand current issues of microbiome and inflammation for periodontal diseases
                  • Relate Oral Infections to Systemic Diseases
                  • Understand concepts of regeneration for periodontal and implant surgeries
                  • Maintenance of dental implants

                  Peri-Implantitis and Implant Failures

                  Virtually all published clinical implant studies have been completed on healthy dental patients on minimal medications. Successful osteointegration has provided the biological framework for favorable long term prognosis of dental implant therapy. The majority of dental implant treatment plans include patients with less-favorable medical and medication health histories. In addition, implants are surgically placed in challenging clinical sites or are complicated by iatrogenic factors (e.g. cement, bone pressure necrosis, etc.)

                  Implant complications have escalated with peri-implant diseases emerging as a common biological complication. The long-term goal for peri-implant disease therapy is to arrest the progression of the disease and to achieve a maintainable site for the patient. Peri-implant osseous defects around functioning implants can be managed with either non-surgical or surgical (resective or regenerative) approaches.

                  Learning Objectives:

                  • Classify stages of implant failure 
                  • Discuss etiologies of common forms of perio-implantitis and implant failures 
                  • Formulate implant maintenance regimens

                  About the Speaker:
                  Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA, FACD, FICD

                  Dr. Jon Suzuki is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and Professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. USA.  He has served as Chairman and Director of Graduate Periodontology and Oral Implantology, and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Temple University. He has also been Dean at the University of Pittsburgh USA.
                   
                  Dr. Suzuki received his D.D.S. from Loyola University of Chicago and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  He completed an N.I.H. Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Clinical Certificate in Periodontics at the University of Maryland. He completed an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh.

                  Dr. Suzuki is the current Chairman of the Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Panel, Silver Spring, MD. and will hold this position through 2018.  He is on the faculty of the US Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, and holds Professorships at the University of Maryland, the University of Washington and Nova Southeastern University.

                  He served as Chairman of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and continues to serve as ADA consultant on the Scientific Council, Dental Practice Council, and the Commission on Dental Accreditation, Chicago. Dr. Suzuki served on the National Institutes of Health National Dental Advisory Research Council, and numerous NIH Study Sections in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Suzuki has hospital appointments at Temple Episcopal Hospital and Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers.

                  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Diplomate and Board Examiner of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, and a Specialist Microbiologist of the National Registry of Medical Microbiology.

                  Dr. Suzuki is the current Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honorary Dental Society, and has served in this position for a quarter of a century.

                  His honors include being named “Alumnus of the Year”, Loyola University of Chicago; “Alumnus of the Year”, Illinois Wesleyan University; “Recognized Alumnus in Biological Sciences”, Illinois Institute of Technology; and “Faculty of the Year” University of Maryland. Dr. Suzuki won 1st place, Orban Prize Competition of the American Academy of Periodontology and won 1st place in the ADA SCADA Research Clinic Competition.
                  He is in private practice limited to hospital dentistry in Philadelphia. 

                  Dr. Suzuki has published over 200 papers, chapters, and symposia, 200 abstracts, and 1 textbook in Medical Technology.


                  Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About Dr. Jon Suzuki:

                  "I learned a lot from Dr. Suzuki." 
                         – Dr. Julie Kardon, Cherry Hill, NJ

                  "Very informative though not overwhelming.  Dr Suzuki is very knowledgeable." 
                       – Dr. Aleksandra Glodek, Princeton, NJ

                  "Very well done, lecturer was clear, concise and to the point.  Found the course very helpful."
                       – Dr. Mark Briskin, Ardsley, NY

                  "Presenter had a wealth of knoweldge"
                       – Dr. Aleksandra Glodek, Princeton, NJ

                  "Excellent speaker - very clear and answered all questions, good pace - not too fast.  He's a very good teacher!"
                       – Dr. Jeannette Kim, Cheltcham, PA

                  "Jon Suzuki is thorough and well organized." Excellent presenter."
                       – Dr. Carolyn DeForte, Little Silver, NJ

                  "Excellent coverage of topic.  Dr. Suzuki is an excellent speaker with only valuable information to share."
                       – Dr. Nitin Rajput, Somerset, NJ

                  "Great facility - great speaker.  I love this venue!  Staff always prepared and courses well thought."
                       – Dr. Cynthia Olenwine, Nazareth, PA

                  "Excellent speaker and staff!"
                       – Dr. Janice Cazes, Long Valley, NJ

                  "Dr. Suzuki is outstanding - I'm going to immediately sign up for the other course at NJHPDI."
                       – Dr. Craig Henry, Astoria, NY

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                  Dentist $325     |     Staff $225                  Staff w Dentist $195

                  Advanced Registration $30 off by 9/30/17

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                  CERAMIC VENEERS: Preparation Techniques, Clinical Concepts & Pearls
                   (HANDS-ON) (NEW!)

                  Presenter: Mark Pitel, DMD,
                                     FAGD, FACD, FADFE


                  Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

                  Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
                  Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                  after Course Description
                   

                  Sponsored by: Parkell Dental

                  AGD Coding

                  CE Credits: 7
                  AGD Code: 253
                  Subject: Porcelain Veneers Participation

                  *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

                  **ONLY 1 SPOT REMAINING**

                  Course Description:

                  Introduced in the early 1980's, the ceramic laminate veneer is now recognized as high clinical art and has become synonymous with aesthetic and restorative dentistry.    The real beauty of veneers is that they are prized by patients and can also be successfully and predictably placed by any dentist that is willing to learn the basic concepts and procedures.  The materials and adhesive techniques that have been developed for veneers allow us to provide this ultimate in esthetic restorations with a minimum sacrifice of tooth structure.   If you are currently not providing ceramic veneers in your practice have done only a few cases or do not feel especially comfortable placing them, you are missing out on the enjoyment and economic advantages they can bring to your practice.  This course will provide you with all the essential knowledge and skills necessary to gain that confidence.   If you already do ceramic veneers on a regular basis and want to hone your skills, learn how to treat more demanding cases, or pick up a few pearls, this program is also for you.   The course offers participants a comprehensive review of ceramic materials, diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation techniques, tissue management, impression taking, provisionalization and cementation.   Participants will receive a half day of lecture material followed by a half day guided workshop covering all aspects of veneer placement.   

                  Partial Listing of Topics Covered in Lecture:

                  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
                  • Diagnostic Waxups and mockups
                  • Choices in ceramic veneering materials - advantages, disadvantages of each
                  • Silicone prep guides - labial and incisal
                  • Tooth preparations for every clinical situation
                  • Margin placement - when subgingival, equigingival or supragingival?
                  • Veneering posterior, previously restored and mandibular teeth 
                  • How to handle contacts - when to and how to break them 
                  • Managing tissue issues
                  • Impression taking - Getting it right the first time, every time
                  • Provisionalization (3 different techniques)
                  • Preparing veneers properly for try in and seating
                  • Adhesives and luting cements  
                  • Cases involving an alteration in Vertical Dimension of Occlusion
                  • The importance of Ferrule design
                  • No prep veneers - how to, when to and when not to do them
                  • Handing tetracycline staining and discolored teeth
                  • The "oxide ceramic" veneer
                  • Partial adhesive cementation - MDP and Tribochemical cementation methods
                  • Many more . . .

                  Hands-On Portion:

                  Performed on typodont models:


                  Preparation of  VPS Lingual/Incisal and a Labial Prep Guides
                  Fabricating and using a clear prep/provisional template
                  Preparing  a complete laminate case with multiple prep designs
                  Laminate Provisional Techniques

                  Attendees are encouraged to bring loupes for the course to aid in the hands-on portion of the program.

                  About the Speaker:
                  Mark L. Pitel, DMD, FAGD, FACD, FADFE

                  Dr. Mark Pitel is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Operative Dentistry at the Columbia University College  of Dental Medicine and Director of Predoctoral and CDE Esthetics.   He also maintains a private practice in Poughkeepsie, New York.  A 3rd generation dentist, he has over 33 years experience owning and operating private general practices with an “emphasis on Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry” in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California and New York. 

                  A past president of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Pitel is an active member of numerous other dental organizations such as the International Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He has received his fellowship from the American College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Academy of Dentofacial Esthetics, holds Level II certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has been recognized by Who's Who in Dentistry.  

                  Dr. Pitel is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on topics such as adhesive dentistry, anterior and posterior esthetic restorations and cosmetic and laser dentistry.  

                  He has authored numerous scientific papers and articles of interest to patients and is the author of a textbook on dental impression taking.  A former editor of the NJ AGD Journal, he has received several awards for journalism in dentistry.  


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                  Dentist $595
                  Advanced Registration $75 off by 9/30/17

                  *Limited to 24 Attendees

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                  ALL CERAMICS: What's New? 
                                                  (SUNDAY)
                  What's Proven? Controversies & Clinical Tips

                  Presenter: Damon C. Adams, DMD

                  Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017
                  Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

                  Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                  after Course Description


                  Sponsored by: DMG America

                  AGD Coding

                  CE Credits: 6
                  AGD Code: 784
                  Subject: Esthetics, All-Ceramics,
                                 Crowns Lecture


                  *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

                  Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 


                  Course Description:

                  Dr. Adams will present an engaging review and update on some of the latest dental material and technique trends in dentistry. This program is designed to help you with material choices and material applications, while sharing practical clinical tips that will assist you in your efforts to provide optimal treatment for your patients.

                  This full-day science-based presentation is recommended for doctors and dental technicians.

                  Lecture Topics:

                  • Update on the latest trends in all-ceramics
                  • 100% zirconium restorations: A candid review and update on important practical clinical challenges that will affect doctors and technicians in the long-term. (Solutions will be presented.)
                  • Material choice protocol for non-metal based restorations
                  • 6-step prep protocol for posterior monolithic preparation
                  • Anatomic core build-up requirements for monolithic zirconia
                  • A novel way to accurately treatment plan and minimally prepare for anterior all-ceramic cases
                  • An update on surface treatments for all-ceramics. Making it much simpler! 
                  • What are the best cements for all-ceramics available today? The latest approaches to increase bond strength and decrease microleakage. 
                  • All-ceramic polishing and prophy protocols for hygienists/doctors
                  • Update on other trends and new/recent developments: novel composite resin techniques; oral cancer detection; new technologies for endodontics
                  • And more, as time allows!

                  Disclosure: Dr. Adams has absolutely no financial interest in any of the dental manufacturers mentioned in his articles or lectures. He receives no compensation of any kind from any manufacturer for writing articles or creating lecture materials. In sometimes mentioning specific manufacturers and products in the course of his lectures and hands-on workshops, Dr. Adams is not endorsing any product or manufacturer over another. The actual material and equipment choices that doctors and laboratory owners make are strictly their own decision to make, and due diligence must be given in selecting specific products based upon the needs and technical/treatment goals of all parties involved. Dr. Adams works as the editor-in-chief of Dentistry Today in an independent contractor relationship.

                  About the Speaker:
                  Damon C. Adams, DMD

                  Dr. Damon C. Adams, a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Toledo, College of Medicine, Division of Dentistry. He lectures internationally focusing on updates in dental materials, the latest trends and innovations in dentistry, doctor-technician relationships, and techno-clinical perspectives. Dr. Adams is the editor-in-chief of Dentistry Today and is listed in Dentistry Today’s Leaders in Continuing Education. In addition, he also serves on the Advisory Board for Spectrum Dialogue (Palmeri Publications). 

                  Dr. Adams is a member of the ADA, AGD, AACD, SCAD, and the National Association of Dental Laboratories. 


                  Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Speaker:

                  "I liked that Dr. Adams not only talked about the types of ceramics and the advantages and uses of each but also gave tips that we could use in the office. I learned about the various types of ceramics - I never gave a thought to what materials the lab was using "
                       – Dr. Margaret Murray-Sobers, Plainfield, NJ

                  "Interesting and very relevant to clinical practice.  Well informed and skilled dentist; Good speaker - material is sorely needed and rarely covered. I learned about the different porcelains and their indications and advantages vs. contraindications and disadvantages in clinical practice." 
                        – Dr. Magdy Phillip, Freehold, NJ

                  "Highly informative. Dr. Adams is very knowledgeable, objective and factual."

                       – Dr. Richard Hochenberg, NY, NY

                  "Dr. Adams gave the utmost impressive course I have ever been to.His knowledge on the latest materials and uses left me with an understanding of the many choices I have and how I can go back and use them."
                       – Dr. Maria Witkowich, Yorktown, NY

                  "Great lecture! Packed with information that makes treatment planning better for difficult cases. I learned when to use different types of porcelain in different clinical situations."
                       – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

                  "I thought it was very informative and gave many options or restorations for different types of patients."
                       – Dr. Elizabeth Petrillo, Purchase, NY

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                  Dentist $275
                  Staff with Dentist $175
                  Staff without Dentist $225
                  Advanced Registration $30 off by 9/30/17

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                  SUCCESS WITH DENTAL INSURANCE:
                  Mastering the Codes is Easy - But That's Just The Beginning 

                  Presenter: Tom Limoli, Jr.

                  Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
                  Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

                  Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                  after Course Description

                  AGD Coding

                  CE Credits: 7
                  AGD Code: 554
                  Subject: Dental Insurance Lecture

                  *Continental Breakfast & Lunch Included


                  Location: Aloft Mount Laurel - 558 Fellowship Rd Mount Laurel, NJ 08054


                  * An Essential Course in 2017 for Dentists and Staff...
                  especially Administrative Staff! *



                  Course Description:

                  Have you noticed the new reimbursement challenges that began in 2017?
                  Crowns with and without buildups not being approved like they used to?
                  Now with every D4341 they want radiographs and periodontal charts and then they pay it at D4342.
                  Get ready, because it’s going to get a lot tougher before it gets any easier.

                  Better yet – get prepared for tomorrow’s world of changing reimbursement systems.

                  This full day workshop will provide for you a comprehensive overview of the skills and information needed to cope with as well as profit from market changes. Learn to work with and understand the patient’s benefit plan restrictions and limitations. Even if your office doesn’t accept the insurance assignment, you shouldn’t ignore this critical component of “Value Added” customer service while you streamline and simplify the reimbursement process.

                  In addition, the workshop will provide for you the basic skills and information needed to cope with, as well as profit from market changes. Benefit plan provisions, limitations, exclusions and carve outs of coveragecan have a direct correlation with the patient accepting comprehensive treatment. 
                  Learn to work with and understand the patients plan.

                  As concerns coding, CDT was supposed to make our lives easier. During the day we will focus on the most common, as well as challenging sections of the coding sequence. Clinical scenarios will be discussed from both the clinical as well as the administrative perspectives. Appropriate coding and clinical documentation will take the mystique (as well as headache) out of the entire reimbursement process.

                  The day will conclude with Tom’s “Seven Keys to Reimbursement Success.” Over the years, its strength, as well as flexibility proves to be a winning strategy for every dental office.

                  For the better part of almost 40 years, the Limoli’s have guided dental offices and the various components of the benefit industry in streamlining and simplifying the overall reimbursement process. Their straightforward and direct approach has been embraced and implemented in thousands of practices across the country. The width and depth of Tom’s knowledge and perspective make for a uniquely refreshing educational experience.
                                                  

                  About the Speaker:
                  Tom Limoli, Jr.

                  Tom Limoli, Jr. serves as president of Limoi and Associates/Atlanta Dental Consultants, Inc., a company that over the past quarter century has assisted dental offices in streamlining the insurance reimbursement process. Mr. Limoli's no-nonsense approach to the management of third-party reimbursement has been implemented in thousands of dental practices across the country. Mr. Limoli received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University. Followng his work with the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Mr. Limoli actively investigated fraudulent claims for the insurance industry, as well as numerous other third-party fiduciaries. He is a licensed private investigator and a member of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, the American Association of Dental Consultants, the National Speakers Association, and the past president of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. Mr. Limoli is the editor of Dental Insurance Today, a monthly publication that addresses third-party reimbursement in the dental office. He is the author of Dental Insurance and Reimbursement Coding and Claim Submission, and co-author of Fee-for-Service Dentistry with a Managed-Care Component and Dental Insurance and Reimbursement Handbook Series.

                  Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

                  “Fridays course, with Tom, was great! I have been working in dental offices for 20+ years in Monmouth County, and this was exactly what I needed to update myself, and my office, on some of the new things I was not aware of, and that can do better. I found him to be so engaging, as well as funny! Thank you for offering this course, as I really took away so much more from this one, than I have any other course. Thank you!”
                       – Ms. Kim Sirianni, Ocean, NJ


                  "This course was wonderful! Very informational on the Do's and Don'ts in insurance handling." 
                        – Ms. Lavada Stukes- Turner, White Plains, NY

                  "Was put into simple terms to really understand why & what you need to do.  I really gained an in depth knowledge of the codes." 
                        – Ms. Samantha Ferony, Oradell, NJ
                   
                  "Great course. I learned how to better approach insurance!"
                        – Dr. Tom Hafner, Upper Saddle River, NJ

                  "Mr. Limoli was very engaging, true knowledge expert on insurance, very up-to-date on his f