Delaware Valley Study Club

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Curriculum 2017-2018

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 third year of the Delaware Valley Study Club. Events will be held October 2017 to May 2018. 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 2017-2018 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 October 1st, 2017. Please mail the payment 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.

Warm Regards,

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


 

DVSC Members

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:30PM – 9:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Full Arch Solutions For The Partially Or Fully Edentulous Patient

Chad Ladd

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Zimmer Biomet
3 CEU

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

Description:

Zimmer Biomet has extended treatment options for immediate full arch rehabilitation with the DIEM 2 guidelines. Diem 2 offers rehabilitation for both arches, utilizing innovative products to deliver provisional prosthesis, in as little as one day. This course is designed to provide practical and innovative solutions for placing four or more implants in the full arch utilizing Low Profile Angled Abutments on the provisional prosthesis, the day of implant placement.

Course Objectives:
At the completion of the program, participants will learn:

  • How Diem 2 may improve practice productivity and efficiency by reducing chairside visits
  • Creating a team approach
  • Treatment Planning Immediate Full Arch Restorations
  • Diem 2 protocol essential for patient care
  • Learn about suggested materials for arch cases

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:30PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

From E-Cigarettes To Hookahs: Current Trends In Tobacco & Smoking

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Waterpik
2CEU

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

Description:

Does it seem as though even less people report cigarette smoking that the use of other tobacco products is increasing? Today, more high school students use e-cigarettes than smoke regular cigarettes. Many partake in multiple forms of tobacco including hookahs and smokeless. Flavored products add to the appeal. This course will examine the changing trends in tobacco use and how they impact oral and systemic health.


 

DVSC Members

Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:30PM – 9:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

The “Opioid” Program In Pennsylvania

Michael A. Bianchi, DDS, FACS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
3CEU

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

Description:

The initiative is designed to curb prescription drug abuse and protect the health and safety of our community. Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PA PDMP) collects all information on all filled prescriptions for controlled substances.

Responsibilities for prescribers, dispensers and patients will be enumerated. Guidelines for prescribing for the adult and pediatric patients will be addressed.


 

DVSC Members

Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:30PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Pediatric Dental Trauma

Michael Suchar, DDS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: St. Christopher’s Hospital For Children
2CEU

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

Description:

The purpose of the lecture on dental trauma is to provide the understanding of the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the trauma patient. The general practitioner should be able to medically assess the patient, diagnose jaw fractures, and treat injuries to the permanent and primary dentition.

Course Objectives:

  • Medically evaluate the trauma patient
  • Diagnose oral trauma, both hard and soft tissue
  • Reimplant and split avulsed permanent teeth; Splint teeth for various oral traumas
  • Extirpate the pulp and place calcium hydroxide within the traumatized tooth
  • Stabilize various tooth fractures, both in the primary and permanent dentition
  • Discuss apical pathology (resorption) and radiographic sequence
  • Discuss with parents success rate with avulsed teeth
  • Diagnose jaw fractures and process referrals
  • Properly document medical history, accident details, and oral evaluation.

 

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, March 29, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Digital Dentistry, Evolution To Revolution

Peter Barndt, DDS, MDSc, FACP

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Keystone Dental
3CEU

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

Description:
CAD/CAM technology is revolutionizing dentistry as we know it. Clinicians who have incorporated digital solutions into their practices have found significantly improved workflow efficiency and ease of collaboration with laboratories. Techniques will be reviewed for traditional provisional and abutment fabrication. The lecturer will also highlight treatment alternatives for the molar socket including immediate implant placement. The use of ultra-wide immediate molar replacement implants can reduce the need for ancillary procedures, such as sinus lifts or additional extensive grafting. The ultra-wide platform of the implant allows for improved molar emergence profiles to reduce the size of gingival embrasure spaces and therefore reduce the potential for food impaction. This lecture is intended for all implant surgeons, restorative dentists and laboratory technicians.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the challenges of getting into digital dentistry
  • Improve emergence profiles and reduce large gingival embrasure spaces
  • Implement treatment alternatives for immediate molar extraction sockets
  • List the indications and contraindications for CAD/CAM restorations
  • Demonstrate clinical cases treated with digital workflows

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Have We Solved The Dilemma Of The Edentulous Arch –
The Maxilla Our Greatest Challenge

Frank Tuminelli, DMD, FACP

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Nobel Biocare
3CEU

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

Description:

The past few decades of implant therapy has presented a variety of restorative options for the dental profession. The advent of reduced healing times, refined surgical approaches, and advances in dental materials have enabled the dental team to achieve predictable results. The “dental team” (surgeon, restorative dentist and laboratory technician) provides a multi-dimensional approach to successful therapy. Soft and hard tissue replacement for both intra and extra oral anatomy must provide functional and esthetic outcomes for our patients. The reality of clinical practice has implants that are not always in ideally placed, complicating the restorative scheme. The financial constraints of patients require the dentist to provide restorative options across the spectrum and provide optimal results. The evolution of digital treatment planning focused on a restoratively driven surgical approach is the standard. This discussion will revolve around treatment planning and restoration of the completely edentulous arch. Emphasis will be placed on the methodology and fabrication of a variety of dental prostheses along with rationale for each. The incorporation of all ceramic restorations along with CAD – CAM technology will be reviewed. Finally, a look at restoring our most challenged patients through comprehensive therapy and the utilization of the zygomatic implant will be reviewed.

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, April 26, 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

The Changing Face Of Oculofacial Plastic Surgery:
Upper Facial Rejuvenation

Kenneth Morgenstern MD FACS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

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

Description:

This lecture will cover the assessment of the aging upper face including a review of the basic anatomy. We will discuss the common underling functional changes and how they relate to facial rejuvenation as well as the pit falls they cause. The course will conclude with surgical and non-surgical options that are available to help our patients reach their aesthetic goals.


 

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Show and Tell: A Night of Pearls

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
3 CEU

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

Description:

A pearl can be something simple. Something that may be taken for granted but could be an eye opener for others. Maybe you have a practice building tip or choose to demonstrate a particular technique. Some of you 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 make life easier for each member.

Course Objectives:

  • Immediately apply the practice management “pearls” of others to their own office
  • Recognize the value of learning with and from other practitioners
Sponsors of Delaware Valley Study Club at Pennsylvania Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Centers