Delaware Valley Study Club

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Curriculum 2018-2019

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 fourth year of the Delaware Valley Study Club. Events will be held December 2018 to May 2019. 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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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 November 16, 2018. 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, F.A.C.S. and Andrew L. Kanter, D.M.D
Study Club Directors
Delaware Valley Study Club
610-888-2183


 

DVSC Members

Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:30PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Oral Cancer and Pre-Cancer

Falzah Alawi,DDS

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2 CEU

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

Description:

Oral squamous cell carcinoma (oral cancer) is the most common cancer of the head and neck. Despite advances in oral cancer therapies and in our understanding of the risk factors associated with oral cancer development, survival rates remain among the lowest of all major cancer types. Thus, early detection and prevention remain critical in our efforts to decrease the incidence of this deadly disease. This well-illustrated program will use clinical cases as the basis for reinforcement of important clinical and diagnostic principals used to evaluate, diagnose and treat oral pre-cancer and cancer.

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

  • Review the intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors associated with oral cancer development.
  • Recognize the clinical presentations of oral pre-cancerous and malignant lesions
  • Become familiar with the approaches used to diagnose and prevent oral cancer.
  • Emphasize the valuable role of dental practitioners in interdisciplinary health care.

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, January 10, 2019
6:30PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

“Top of the Heap” Frequently Prescribed Medications and Clinical Considerations

Tom Viola, R.PH

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

Location:
Maggiano’s Little Italy
205 Mall Blvd.
King of Prussia, PA. 19406

Description:

The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to our medically complex patients. However, dental professionals find themselves practicing in a marketplace awash in direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs and in the midst of an explosion of new drug entities over the last several years. Thus, many dental professionals may find it challenging to stay up to date with the latest prescribing trends in disease state management. This program will provide an overview of those frequently prescribed brand name medications whose actions, side effects, contraindications and potential drug interactions may have the greatest impact on dental therapy.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the most frequently prescribed FDA approved brand name medications for the treatment of systemic illnesses.
  • Discuss the basic mechanisms of action, potential adverse reactions, drug interactions and contraindications of these medications.
  • Explain the clinical dental considerations of these medications and their potential impact on dental therapy.
  • Describe patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our medically complex dental patients.

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, February 7, 2019
6:30PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Panel Discussion

DVSC Members

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2 CEU

Location:
Maggiano’s Little Italy
205 Mall Blvd.
King of Prussia, PA. 19406

Description:

Throughout our practices, we are presented with unique clinical problems that often require “out of the box” thinking to solve. The goal of this session is for doctors and staff to share their cases so everyone can learn from your individual experiences. Attendees should bring a challenging, unique or difficult case for discussion or even a novel technique or approach that you used in a particular clinical situation. Open discussion among panel members and attendees is encouraged.


 

DVSC Members

Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:30PM – 8:30PM
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Full Arch Restorations – A Team Approach

Todd Hydock, New Tech Dental Lab

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

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

Description:

The dental laboratory has always been an important component for a successful prosthetic outcome. With the edentulous population growing dramatically, the laboratory has become a crucial partner for the restorative clinician with implant based treatment solutions. Unfortunately, implant supported/retained overdentures can sometimes be perceived as complex and cost prohibitive by the restoring doctor, which can hinder treatment offerings to the patient. As a member of the team (Specialist – Restorative clinician – Implant Manufacturer – Laboratory), the laboratory’s focus should be on effective communication, controlling costs, and providing a step by step approach for systematic and predictable results. This program is designed to guide you through the entire treatment process for full arch screw-retained restorations, which includes identifying patients who are candidates for this type of therapy, guidelines for proper treatment planning and fabrication of provisional prostheses. In addition, this presentation will also help to assist participants with understanding all of the available treatment options, the laboratory costs associated with each option, the latest materials & techniques as well as the treatment sequencing with timelines. By providing this support, the laboratory can help the team escalate their confidence level with treating the edentulous patient and increasing case acceptance.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify patients who are candidates for immediate full arch restoration therapy.
  • Understand the preoperative steps necessary to plan for an immediate full arch provisional restoration.
  • Properly plan productive and cost-effective use of your time by reducing the number of appointments.
  • Develop a strategy to utilize new technologies and materials for optimal patient outcomes.
  • Establish a consistent and profitable fee structure for immediate full arch restoration therapy

 

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, March 28, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Autoimmune Diseases- Sjogren’s Syndrome

Thomas Sollecito, DMD

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2CEU

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

Description:
As the population ages, patients encountered in a dental practice, will have systemic diseases, including autoimmune diseases, resulting in dry mouth. Furthermore, patients will be on multiple medications further impacting salivary flow. It is important to understand the implications of dry mouth on the oral condition.

Audience participation during the seminar will be encouraged to ensure an engaging/interactive presentation.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the implications of systemic disease/medication use on the oral condition
  • To understand the diagnostic approach to those patients with dry mouth and those with Sjogren’s syndrome
  • To be able to counsel your patients regarding their medical condition
  • To be able to offer management strategies for patients with a dry mouth

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, April 18, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Dealing and Avoiding Complications in Implant Dentistry

Len Conner, CDT MICOI MAAIP Director, Technical Specialties Group

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Zimmer Biomet Dental, Inc.
2CEU

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

Description:

This program will go from treatment planning to post restorative time periods utilizing step by step recommended procedures and using actual example of pit falls and how to avoid them.

Areas covered will be pre-surgical treatment planning, to surgical guide or not to surgical guide, implant spacing, immediate/early loading, provisional restorations, screw retained vs cement retained, and post restorative trouble shooting. Attendees are encouraged to bring cases from previous, in process, or future patients to discuss with the group.


 

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

“Avoiding Pitfalls and Complications in Dental Implant Therapy from Single Teeth to Full Arch Restorations”

John A. Carollo, DMD

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: Straumann
2CEU

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

Description:

During this program the focus will be to understand dental implants and the common areas that can cause complications and implant failures. Implant compilations can be avoided for the most part. An emphasis will be on how to avoid these complications that can lead to failures with proper implant treatment planning, proper implant surgery and proper implant prosthetics (implant restorations). Initially, how to access a successful implant case will be discussed, than we will go into some on the most common areas of pitfalls.

These common areas that will be demonstrated in an evening program are:

  • Diagnosis & Tx Planning
  • Gingival-Biotypes
  • Implant Position and Distance Between
  • Surgical Guides
  • Peri-Implantitis
  • Cementation Problems with Implants and Per-Implatitus
  • What Type of Dental Cements to Use and what types to Avoid!
  • Screw Retained vs. Cementable Abutments
  • Cement vs. Screw Retained
  • Screw Loosening; Prosthetic and Abutment Screws
  • Implant Occlusion (Single and Partially Edentulous)

 

 

DVSC Members

Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
(6:00pm Registration/Dinner)

Contemporary Ceramics in Esthetic Dentistry

Markus Blatz, DMD, PHD

Participants: DVSC Members
Sponsored by: PAOMS
2 CEU

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

Description:

The recent evolution in CAD/CAM and ceramic technologies offers a whole new range of esthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. However, there are still many questions: What are the best materials considering the large variety of ceramics available today? What ceramics can be used with chairside CAD/CAM systems? Do different ceramics require specific laboratory and clinical treatment? Is all zirconia the same? What are the best materials on implants? And where is the scientific evidence on all these topics? This presentation will answer such questions and provide an update on esthetic treatment options with ceramics from conservative laminate veneers to implant –supported full-mouth rehabilitations.

Course Objectives:

  • Differentiate modern ceramic materials and their indications
  • Learn about CAD/CAM technology and its diverse applications in esthetic dentistry
  • Understand strategies for success with ceramic restorations for teeth and implants based on the current scientific evidence
  • Comprehend guidelines for long-lasting esthetic restorations from laminate veneers to full-mouth implant-supported rehabilitation
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