Delaware Valley Study Club

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Curriculum 2016-2017

Achieving academic excellence and optimal patient care through continuing education lectures and seminars for the entire dental team.

Greetings!

We invite you to participate in our second year of the Delaware Valley Study Club. Events will be held October 2016 to May 2017. The Delaware Valley Study Club is committed to providing dentists and dental hygienists with the highest level of continuing education, while building relationships amongst peers in the dental field.

Enclosed is the 2016-2017 curriculum. The goal of our program is to promote and advance interdisciplinary treatment planning as the foundation of ideal, comprehensive care for our patients. This experience will motivate the clinician to learn more and do more for their patients and profession. We provide programs specializing in dental implant esthetics, oral pathology, treatment planning, up-and-coming products and cutting-edge techniques. The cost to participate in the 2016-2017 Delaware Valley Study Club is $495 for dentists, and $295 for dental hygienists. This fee includes all meals, drinks and CEU’s in an elegant and comfortable environment.

Please fill out the enclosed registration form and submit it with participation dues payable to the Delaware Valley Study Club by October 1st, 2016. Please mail payments to the address below:

Delaware Valley Study Club
Attn: Kathleen Cripps, Study Club Coordinator
860 1st Ave. Suite 3
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Please do not hesitate to call with any questions. We look forward to learning with you.

Warm Regards,

Michael A. Bianchi, D.D.S and Andrew L. Kanter, D.M.D
Study Club Directors
Delaware Valley Study Club
610-888-2183


 

DVSC Members

Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30PM – 9:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Cyber Security In The Dental Office

Jules Vergara, MBA, HCISPP,
Certified HIPAA Compliance Officer

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: OMS3
3 CEU

Location:
Plymouth Country Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Description:

This course will provide dental professionals with a basic understanding of potential cyber threats facing a modern dental office, as well as fundamental steps needed to protect computers, mobile devices, office networks, and the private data they contain.

The use of computers and mobile devices in modern dental practice presents the need to protect sensitive office and patient data. This course will introduce you to a number of basic cyber security concepts as first steps on the path towards protecting yourself and your practice.

Course Objectives:

  • Comprehend essential privacy and security-related legal standards that directly affect your office.
  • Understand the fundamental technology underlying cyber security.
  • Recognize basic cyber-related threats facing a modern dental office.
  • Comprehend essential steps needed to safeguard the office as well as patient data found in a modern dental computer network.
  • Understand methods used to protect computers, mobile devices and networks.

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:30pm-9:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Implementing And Translating Custom Provisionalization: Applications And Challenges

Christopher Baracz, DDS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Dentsply
3CEU

Location:
Plymouth Country Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Description:

This presentation focuses on the role of interim restoration in the anterior esthetic zone as it relates to soft-tissue sculpting and subsequent design of a definitive Atlantis™ abutment. The presentation will discuss challenges to digitally duplicate the emergence profile established in the interim restoration to predictably support the soft tissue and establish a natural emergence profile. A brief exploration of the role of copymilling for future custom Atlantis™ abutments will be proposed to members for further discussion.

Dr. Chris Barwacz will discuss the periodontal advantages of temporization and will introduce a new technique to increase esthetics from the time of surgery. In addition, Dr. Barwacz will discuss how to capture the sulcus created by the temporary crown using a custom impression post.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the advantages of temporizing implant cases.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining tissue contours.
  • Become familiar with immediate temporization techniques.

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:30pm – 9:00pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Microsurgical Retreatment

Meetu Kohli, DMD
Clinical Associate Professor of Endodontics
Director Continuing Education and International Program

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2.5CEU

Location:
Plymouth Country Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Description:

Surgical Endodontics has forged ahead in the last decade. The procedure is fundamentally changed from its former days. Old tools and materials have been replaced with specially designed instruments and materials under magnification and illumination using an operating microscope and CBCT scans for case selection, treatment planning and a successful outcome. Intentional replantation is another surgical option available to save teeth, especially previously treated second molars. The lecture will cover all the major aspects of endodontic surgery and replantation, from indication to armamentarium, and show each step of performing a successful procedure. Several cases will be discussed.


 

DVSC Members

Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Streamline Your Practice With Digital Impressions

Brandon Darcangelo

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Carestream
3CEU

Location:
Plymouth Country Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Description:

Advancements in technology have allowed dental teams to replace traditional impression techniques and materials with simplified, cost-effective digital processes. By digitally acquiring and sharing a true color 3D replication of oral structures via a truly portable intraoral scanning device, practitioners can increase patient understanding and acceptance of proposed treatments. They can also efficiently, and almost immediately, transfer this information from the dental chair to the laboratory, contributing to accurate treatments and an overall enhanced patient experience. During this program, attendees will be provided with a computer workstation and intraoral scanner for a hands-on experience.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain how to simplify procedures, reduce stress, and maintain treatment quality using digital impressions.
  • Understand the importance of the 3D digital impressions in dental practices for a better patient experience and higher case acceptance.
  • Describe how open architecture can simplify image sharing and restorative options.

 

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Trends and Treatment: Esthetics as a Gateway to Oral Health

Linda Blackiston, RDH, BS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Sonicare
3CEU

Location:
Plymouth Country Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Description:
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset. Patients with beautiful, radiant smiles are your ambassadors for your practice. In this course, participants will discover new trends in dentistry that provide optimal care with lasting impressions. Since most patients are “assessing their smiles” at home, developing a smile evaluation protocol with your dental team can promote discussions about needed and/or wanted dentistry.

Course Objectives:

  • Unlock the psychology of dentistry by recognizing patient avoidance behaviors and learn to recognize your own barriers with patients.
  • Enhance your communication skills and learn how to effectively recommend esthetic treatment for successful clinical outcomes.
  • Reinvent your practice through social media, newsletters, websites and treatment completion gift ideas.

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Cement-Free Implant Dentistry

Scott MacLean, DDS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Nobel Biocare
3CEU

Location:
Plymouth Country Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Description:

Over the past few years, one of the most debated topics in implant dentistry has been screw-retained vs. cement retained restorations. Of these two restorative options, the cement-retained choice has been the most scrutinized. Dr. Scott MacLean will discuss this issue and will also provide you with a solution that will give you the opportunity to provide more screw-retained implant restorations in cases where, in the past, you would have been limited to a cement-retained solution. Dr. MacLean will finish the program by discussing Nobel Biocare’s new integrated treatment workflow for the partially edentulous patient. The new workflow will enable all members of the treatment team to communicate more efficiently and effectively with the patient, and also provides a more accurate and predictable outcome for the patient.

Course Objectives:

  • Short summary of possible implications of using excess cement.
  • Manage challenging cases more easily with the flexibility to move the screw access hole anywhere between 0 degree and 25 degree in a 360 degree radius.
  • Design in the screw access hole to come through the central fossa of the anterior implant restoration, when in the past you may have been forced to do a cemented restoration based on the structure of the bone.
  • Explanation of the new integrated treatment workflow and how it will benefit all members of the treatment team.

 

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Show and Tell: A Night of Pearls

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
3CEU

Location:
Plymouth Country Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Description:

Participants are encouraged to bring a pearl they have learned from their experience in the dental field to share with their peers. A pearl can be something simple. Something that may be taken for granted might be an eye opener for others. For example, a practice building tip or demonstration of a particular technique. Some may choose to bring an instrument or material that works well for you. We ask that each member bring at least one “pearl” to the table in the areas of clinical dentistry and/or practice management that will benefit all those in attendance. It should be something either unique to your particular practice or something special you have adapted that will educate fellow members.

Course Objectives:

  • Adapt and apply practice management “pearls” of others to their own office.
  • Recognize the value of learning with and from other practitioners.

 

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Medical Emergencies In The Dental Office

Joseph F. Kern DDS, MD & Donald E. Roland, DMD, MD

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
3 CEU

Location:
Plymouth Country Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Description:

This course will provide dental professionals and staff with a review of the most common medical emergencies seen in the dental office setting, their management, and how to create a calm team-based response to these emergencies. This lecture will review how to implement your office protocols for managing these emergencies and provide a preparation checklist to equip and prepare the entire staff.

The Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry has designated the Delaware Valley Study Club as an approved program provider for continuing education.

545 W. Germantown Pike 3rd Floor
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Tel: 610-275-0500
Fax: 610-397-1949
Email: dvsc@paoms.com
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