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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 October 2022 through June 2023. 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 2022-2023 curriculum.  The goal in developing 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.  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, 2022. 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 2021-2022

 

DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, October 20, 2022
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/ Dinner)

 

Superior Chair-Side Prosthetic Temporizations Combined With Immediate Placement

Marcus Blue, DDS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Keystone Dental
2CEU


Location:

1912 Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Description:

Bring your practice to the next level of high-quality esthetic temporization. With the most discerning patients and increased demand for esthetic expectations: learn how to navigate any anterior case with the combination of precise placement, use of biologics and regenerative materials, with chairside custom temporary fabrication that can take your practice to the next level. This lecture will concentrate on restorative temporization treatment to achieve esthetic results in implant dentistry.


 

DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, November 10, 2022
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

 

Restorative Controversies in Implant Dentistry: Case Acceptance and Restorative Solutions

M. Nadar Sharifi, DDS, MS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Nobel Biocare
2CEU

Location:

Paxon Hollow Golf Club
850 Paxon Hollow Road
Media, PA 19063

Description:

Controversies exist because there is more than one accepted method available. We’re challenged by choosing from so many methods – so why not use evidenced-based dentistry, clinical success allow our own common sense to make the best decision among those options. 

A common clinical situation involves decision making regarding a tooth that “can” be saved, but we need to address whether it “should” be saved. We’ll review the longevity research of preserving a single tooth versus a short span bridge, a longer span bridge or a full arch situation with and without implants. Using long term scientific reports on clinical success empowers attendees to share documented support to our treatment recommendations for our patients every day. Scientific evidence supports the key areas where an implant restoration is by far the best overall solution for our patients. This knowledge increases the confidence of the operator for decision making on behalf of our patients to improve their comfort with case acceptance. 

Choosing the appropriate restorative material continues to be a challenge made even more confusing with the pressure exerted from our labs. We’ll review restorative material options, their costs, risk, benefits as well as space requirements in an effort to bring some clarity to the controversy. We’ll review the evolution of the TiBase and how a compressed TiBase is an engineering marvel compared to the cemented alternatives. A thorough understanding of when – and more importantly – of how to properly complete the clinical procedure for screw retained, angulated screw channel and screwmentable restorations will all be clearly outlined. 


 

 

DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, December 8, 2022
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

 

Precancerous and Cancerous Lesions of the Skin

Michael A. Bianchi, DDS, FACS

Anthony M. Bianchi, MD, DMD

 

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

Location:

1912 Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Description:

The focus of this presentation will be providing dental practitioners and dental hygienists an overview of the evaluation, identification and management of various premalignant and malignant conditions of the skin. Emphasis will be placed on those conditions found in the head or neck region, including the basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.


 

DVSC MEMBERS

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

 

Change the Way You Think about Digital Technology and Procedures: What, When and How to Create a Useful Digital Workflow

Michael Klein, DDS

 

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Keystone Dental
2CEU

Location:

Paxon Hollow Golf Club
850 Paxon Hollow Road
Media, PA 19063

Description: 

This presentation will showcase digital solutions that can be implemented today, and give the attendee a clear understanding of clinical dental technology and how we must change the way we think about providing solutions for our patients. The advantage of digital technology is to help improve the way we practice dentistry by offering benefits that include a combination of workflows enabled by technology that improve diagnosis, treatment planning, the virtual wax up, as well as surgical and prosthetic techniques. Many techniques such as integration of data sets, manipulation of data through software, low dose radiation for innovative restorative techniques, the virtual lab technician, integrative workflows, all enabled with available integrated software, open a new world to thinking and performing optimal dentistry for our patients.


 

DVSC MEMBERS

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

 

Review of Dental Anesthesia, Dental Emergencies and Treatment

Thomas P. Nordone, DMD 

Jason H. Huffman, DDS

 

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

Location:

Paxon Hollow Golf Club
850 Paxon Hollow Road
Media, PA 19063

Description:

This course will review dental anesthesia, oral sedation along with common and severe emergencies. The specifics will include the effects of common medicine and infection on local anesthetics. This presentation will also review DOCS (oral sedation), basic office design, staff roles during an emergency, emergency meds and supplies.


 

DVSC MEMBERS

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

 

Digital Treatment Implant Planning 101: Your Introductions and Guide to the Essentials of Prosthetically Driven, More Predictable and Successful Implant Treatment Using Digital Technology

Andrew L. Kanter, DMD 

 

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

Location:

1912 Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Description:

In this interactive lecture, we will be covering the basics of utilizing office CT scans and digital scanning technology to treatment plan and execute implant reconstruction and restoration of our patients. The benefits of this type of treatment planning are better long term outcomes and predictability of treatment and esthetics, higher case success rates and patient satisfaction, improved case closure rates and less stress and anxiety for the doctor. We will discuss the following topics: Hardware and software essentials, workflow and treatment planning. We will be showing multiple cases from the most simple single tooth implant tooth replacement to the most complex, full arch fixed prosthetic reconstruction cases. Attendees will develop a solid understanding of what is necessary to incorporate this essential technology into your everyday practice.


 

DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, April 13, 2023
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

 

Maximize Implant Success and Minimize Implant Complications: Choosing the Correct Restorative Components

Brent Ludens, DDS 

 

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Nobel Biocare
2CEU

Location:

Paxon Hollow Golf Club
850 Paxon Hollow Road
Media, PA 19063

Description:

The advent of modern implant dentistry has revolutionized dentistry, affording patients a broader range of permanent treatment solutions. This has proven to be highly predictable and successful for the surgeon, the restorative dentist, and the patient. But there are issues that can arise, causing unintended and occasional negative outcomes. Some of these might be random events. Some may appear random but upon closer inspection are caused instead by the choices we make when placing or restoring an implant. All clinicians should strive to make the proper choices for components and restorative materials. Dr. Ludens will engage the attendees to consider several important but little known factors that can impact implant success. Understanding the biomechanics at the implant: restorative interface is poorly understood at times and not thought to be important, when in fact that connection determines multiple factor in the short and long-term. The screw vs cement connection can play another role. The choice of abutment screw or prosthetic screw can also play a very important role in the success or failure of all components. 

A discussion of implant biomechanics will demonstrate the critical need to match implant and restorative components. Proper selection of components leads to increased success. Improper restorative components have been shown to increase failure rate, Dr. Ludens will show why. CAD/ CAM systems and digital workflows can and do work well, but also require proper component selection as well.


 

DVSC MEMBERS

Thursday, May 11, 2023
6:00PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

 

Evidence Bases Analgesia for Post-Surgical Dental Pain

Katherine Theken, Pharm. D., PHD 

 

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

Location:

1912 Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Description:

Pain management is a key component of post-operative care after many dental procedures. The ongoing opioid epidemic has underscored the need to prioritize the use of non-addictive analgesics. This course will review the pharmacology of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids and summarize the evidence regarding their safety and efficacy in treating post surgical dental pain. It will include a discussion of patient populations in which opioids would be that preferred analgesic, as well as provide an overview of opioid-sparing strategies for pain management.


 

DVSC MEMBERS

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

 

What Doctors Need to Know About Implant Maintenance & Peri-Implantitus Prevention

Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS 

 

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Crest-Oral B
2CEU

Location:

1912 Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Description:

To prevent peri-implant complications, professional in-office assessment, maintenance and home- care recommendations are vital. For long-term implant success clinicians need to detect early signs of implant complications, diagnose any complications to provide early intervention and be able to provide peri-implant treatments This course will follow the global healthy implant initiative for ceramic and titanium implants based on Susan’s clinical white pater: Long-term prevention of peri-implant complications and text book: Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: Second Edition. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn the current research protocols, tools, treatments, and complications for long-term pre- vention of peri-implant disease.
  • Detect: Put into practice biofilm identification, five-step protocol to assess & monitor dental implants.
  • Diagnose: Understand early intervention guidelines based on American Academy of Periodon- tology (AAP) peri-implant soft and hard deficiencies. 

SPONSORS:

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

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