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Delaware Valley Study Club

Greetings!

We invite you to participate in our fifth year of the Delaware Valley Study Club. Events will be held monthly, from October 2023 through June 2024. 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.

Presented to you is the 2023-2024 curriculum. The goal in developing our program is to promote and advance interdisciplinary treatment planning as the foundation of ideal, and comprehensive care for our patients. This experience will motivate the clinician to learn more and do more for their patients and profession. The tuition for the year 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 attached registration form and submit it with the tuition payment made to the Delaware Valley Study Club by September 29, 2024. Please mail the payment to the address below:

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

Please do not hesitate to call with any questions.

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


Curriculum 2023-2024

DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, October 12, 2023
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/ Dinner)

Soft Tissue Management

Brent Ludens, DDS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Nobel
2CEU

Location:
Paxon Hollow
850 Paxon Hollow Road
Media, PA 19063

Description:

Dental implant therapy has become the norm of many dental practices. Placing implants and restoring the patient to function have become commonplace. Restoring an implant restoration that is esthetic and indistinguishable from the surrounding natural dentition remains a challenge.

Dr. Ludens will discuss in detail, using examples from patients in his own private practice, how to deliver predictable esthetic restorations that will meet your demands and exceed your patient’s expectations in a way that is both simple to understand, easily implemented, and predictable.

Dr. Ludens will show how non-surgical soft tissue management can be employed in a way that very simply develops the natural soft tissues found in our dentate patients the emergence, profile, and the papilla. He will discuss the techniques used for both delayed and immediate implant scenarios common to the everyday dental practice.

Utilizing the proper components is also very important. Dr. Ludens will discuss the components available, and the rationale for their use, which will help minimize future complications as well. Attendees will leave with the knowledge to predictably and immediately deliver this care to their own patients.


DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, November 9, 2023
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Understanding of Tempomandibular Disorder and Craniofacial Pain

Andrew Seo, DPT

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

Location:
1912 Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Description:

This lecture provides an introduction to the understanding of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain. The audience will learn basic anatomy, biomechanics, and the relationship of the Temporomandibular Joint and Cervical Spine. The lecture will highlight the Cranio-CervicoMandibular Pathophysiology Approach to TMD. The audience will gain insight into basic treatment regimen and understand the need for a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with TMD & Orofacial Pain so the best possible outcomes can be achieved for patients.

Objectives

  • Describe basic TMJ anatomy, biomechanics, and pathomechanics.
  • Relationship between cervical dysfunction and TMD.
  • Basic physical examination of TMJ and cervical spine.
  • Identify the dentist’s role for the treatment of TMD.
  • Recognize other treatment options outside of standard dental care.
  • Educate clients in the management of TMD.

DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, December 14, 2023
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Computers In Dentistry

David W. Wedell, DDS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

Location:
1912 Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Description:

The presentation will reflect how computers are used in the following areas:

  • Imaging
  • Communication
  • Computer aided design/computer aided manufacture
  • Data management:
    Scheduling
    Insurance
    Bookkeeping
    Taxes
    Payroll
  • Entertainment :
    Audio
    Video

A brief history of the development of computers will be presented, including many colorful people from the past and present.


DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, January 11, 2024
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Treatment Considerations In The Presence of Medical Conditions

Michael A. Bianchi, DDS, FACS, Michael S. DeSalvo, DMD

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

Location:
Paxon Hollow Golf Club
850 Paxton Hollow Road
Media, PA 19063

Description:

Many of our patients have medical conditions which may have an impact on dental treatment and patient care. Some common medical disorders and medications and their influence on dental treatment will be discussed. There will also be some review of antibiotic prophylaxis and anticoagulant medications (blood thinners).


DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, February 8, 2024
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Smart Dental Biomaterials: From Antibacterial to Tissue Regeneration

Santiago Orrego, PHD

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

Location:
Paxon Hollow Golf Club
850 Paxton Hollow Road
Media, PA 19063

Description:

Multifunctional biomaterials play a crucial role in the next generation of biomedical devices. There are increasing demands for new classes of biomaterials that are responsive to local stimuli (e.g. change in pH, temperature) for the effective application of a therapy (e.g. anti-infection, drug delivery, regeneration). The successful development of these technologies could lead to the improvement of overall health and reduction of medical costs associated with diseases.

In this talk, I will present our recent advances on the development of different, smart dental biomaterials with intriguing multi-functionalities. Specifically, I will describe our novel dental resin composite with dual functionalities including antibacterial and regeneration. Furthermore, I will present our biomaterial that mimics bone in the ability to self-stiffen in response to external loading.


DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, March 14, 2024
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Oral Pathology for the General Practitioner: Diagnosis and Treatment Update 2024

Anthony M. Bianchi, MD, DMD , Andrew Miller, DMD, MD

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

Location:
1912 Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Description:

Diagnostic challenges can equate to easily misdiagnosed oral pathology. This course will provide the general practitioner with an update and review of common oral pathologic lesions encountered in daily practice. Topics covered will include signs and symptoms of common oral disease, differential diagnosis, biopsy techniques and surgical management of oral pathologic lesions. This course will review the procedure for conducting a thorough head, neck, face and oral cavity exam.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognizing, diagnosing and managing common oral pathologic lesions.
  • Review the techniques of conducting a comprehensive patient exam, including a visual and tactile evaluation of the face, neck and oral cavity.
  • Understand the basic techniques for biopsy and surgical management of oral pathologic lesions.
  • Identity the drugs more recently associated with medical-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ).
  • Differentiating features of common vs. significant radiographic lesions
  • Understanding the epidemiologic evidence for oral cancer risk factors, including the role of human papillomavirus (HPV)

DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, April 11, 2024
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Health –Centered Patient Care

Karima Bapoo-Mohamed MBA, RDH, DIP.DH

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Nobel Biocare
2CEU

Location:
Paxon Hollow Golf Club
850 Paxton Hollow Road
Media, PA 19063

Description:

Save a Life: Head & Neck Examinations

  • Recognize common oral lesions for early patient triaging to medical professionals for definitive diagnosis
  • Review the steps and guidelines for effective Head and Neck examination
  • Examine patient education strategies including developing verbal skills on oral findings
  • Identify key tell-tale dermatological signs of systemic diseases

Oral Systemic Links: Dental Professionals’ Role

  • Understand the three types of relationships between the periodontal and systemic diseases
  • Discuss the inflammatory process of chronic periodontal disease
  • Examine the various systemic links with periodontal disease
  • Discuss verbiage to provide patient centered holistic care
  • Implement/design customized care plans for effective disease management

Periodontal Disease Classification: AAP Guideline

  • Review the six phased patient process of care
  • Define the terms of Dysbiosis and Symbiosis
  • Review the New world periodontal classifications of stages and grades
  • Describe evidence-based mechanical and chemical means of maintaining a state of symbiosis
  • Compose customized care plans and appointment sequencing of treatment plans
  • Evaluate the metrics to assess clinical outcomes

Health-Centered Optimum Patient Care

  • Discuss key communication tools to create value and motivate patients to endorse long term dental care.
  • Understand the new evidence of oral and systemic connections with the key role of the dental professional in systemic health. Examine the key clinical protocols to ensure individualized patient care and optimal outcomes

DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, May 16, 2024
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Surgical & Prosthetic New Innovations in Implant Dentistry

Bobby Birdi, DMD, MS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Nobel Biocare
2CEU

Location:
1912 Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Description:

This presentation will showcase new innovations in implant dentistry. Surgical innovations in implant osteotomy preparations, regenerative and guided surgery will be highlighted. Prosthetic innovations in restorative design, materials, loading as well as treatment planning will also be conveyed. Get up to date in the field!


DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, June 13, 2024
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Management and Prevention of Peri-Implant Diseases

Paul Chang, DDS, MS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Biolase
2CEU

Location:
1912 Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Description:

Dental implants have become widely accepted for the replacement of missing teeth due to their high success of osseointegration. With more implants being placed and in function, we are facing a significant increase in complications ranging from screw loosening, implant fracture, gum recession and bone loss. Dental implant complications can occur at any point in the treatment process. Proper treatment planning, surgical technique and precise fit of the restoration can help avoid complications. This presentation will empower clinicians with the skill and knowledge to effectively prevent and manage implant complications, when they occur, using Er,Cr:YSGG laser implant repair protocol. Why Er,Cr:YSGG laser wavelength is the most effective tool in decontaminating diseased implant surface. The mechanism of action of different laser wave length will be discussed. As we all know, not all lasers are the same.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the multiple etiologies of peri-implant disease.
  • Compare and contrast different laser systems on soft and hard tissue.
  • Determine which laser wavelength is best suited for implant surface decontamination.
  • Diagnose and develop treatment plan various stages of periimplant mucositis and periimplantitis

SPONSORS:

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