FALL DENTAL SYMPOSIUM

2020 Session Descriptions

Abutment Selection for Implant-supported Fixed Dental Prostheses

Diagnosis and Management Strategies for Common Oral Ulcerative Disorders

Odontogenic Sinusitis, Dental Implants and Other Common Conditions that affect the Paranasal Sinuses and Teeth

Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: An Update

Infection Control and Bloodbourne Pathogens (OSHA Training)

Prosthodontics Update 2020

Substance Use Disorder: An Overview and Review of Safe Prescribing Practices

Session Title:  Abutment Selection for Implant-supported Fixed Dental Prostheses

Presenter:  Ping Wang, BDS, PhD, DMD

Description:  Implant abutment selection is an important step of the implant-prosthetic treatment. The emergence of numerous implant systems and various implant abutments can be confusing to novice and even experienced clinicians. This session will provide an overview of the best available evidence in literatures and discuss different implant abutment types, the various abutment materials, their clinical indications and to introduce a systematic approach in selecting abutments for implant-supported fixed dental prostheses.

Learning Objectives:  
After participating in this session, participants will be able to:
1) Understand the function of implant abutments and peri-implant mucosal seal.
2) Identify different types of implant abutments, different implant abutment materials and their indications.
3) Know what is in the current literature about cement-retained vs. screw-retained, prefabricated vs. custom-made, titanium vs. gold vs. zirconia abutments.
4) Select abutments based on prosthodontic indications and planning in a systematic and sequential method.

Intended Audience:  General dentists, specialists and assistants who are involved in dental implant treatment

Presenter Bio:  Ping Wang, BDS, PhD, DMD, is an Assistant Professor at Kornberg School of Dentistry and a fellow of International Team for Implantology (ITI). She completed her dental education and graduate training in Implantology in West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University; ITI scholarship at Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam; International DMD program and AEGD residency from Kornberg School of Dentistry.

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Session Title:  Diagnosis and Management Strategies for Common Oral Ulcerative Disorders

Presenter:  Chizobam Idahosa, BDS, DDS, MS

Description:  Oral ulcerative conditions include a wide range of lesions with different etiologies.
Some lesions have pathognomonic clinical features while others present with similar characteristics that make them more challenging to diagnose.  Using a case-based format, this session will review the etiologic factors, clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, diagnostic techniques, and therapeutic management of oral ulcerative disorders commonly encountered in the dental setting.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this session, participants will be able to:
1)    Take a detailed clinical history from patients with oral ulcerative lesions
2)    Synthesize differential diagnosis lists for oral ulcerative disorders
3)    Gain a better understanding of diagnostic techniques and modalities
4)    Better manage common oral ulcerative disorders
5)    Understand the importance of interdisciplinary management and indications for referral to medical and dental specialists

Intended Audience:  General dentists, dental specialists, hygienists, dental assistants, ER physicians, family physicians

Presenter Bio:  Dr. Chizobam Idahosa is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine at Temple University and has a private practice in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests include the management of oral mucosal disorders, orofacial pain, and temporomandibular disorders.

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Session Title:  Odontogenic Sinusitis, Dental Implants and Other Common Conditions that affect the
Paranasal Sinuses and Teeth

Presenter:  Gurston Nyquist, MD

Description:  The posterior maxillary teeth are in close proximity to the maxillary sinus and multiple disease processes affect both of these anatomic locations. Periapical dental infections can spread to the paranasal sinuses, sinus infections may be identified on routine imaging and usually require treatment before placement of dental implants or bone grafts, tooth extractions may lead to oroantral fistulas, and malignancies may overlap these two anatomic locations. This session will review the relevant sinus anatomy and use case presentations with the best available evidence to review common diseases that overlap between the paranasal sinuses and teeth.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this session, participants will be able to:
1)    Understand treatment options for periapical dental infections causing sinusitis
2)    Manage patients with maxillary sinusitis identified on imaging in preparation for dental implant placement
3)    Understand common pathologies that affect the maxillary sinus
4)    Learn how endoscopic sinus surgery is performed
5)    Identify clinical situations that warrant evaluation for malignancy

Intended Audience:  General dentists, specialists, oral maxillofacial surgeons

Presenter Bio:  Gurston Nyquist, MD is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed an Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Fellowship at Cornell University. He serves as the Co-Director of the NeuroRhinology Fellowship and is an expert on diseases of the paranasal sinuses and skull base.

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Session Title:  Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: An Update

Presenter:  Mehran Hossaini, DMD

Description:  We strive to improve the quality of our patients’ lives. Our patients need skillful dentists, not only for their technical expertise, but also for their understanding and ability to navigate the complexity of their overall health. The widespread use of bisphosphonates and other antriresorptive drugs have presented the oral healthcare providers with a number of challenges. These medications improve the patients’ quality of life, yet expose them to risks that can affect their oral health. The purpose of this course is to provide the audience with an update, and discuss the practical management of clinical manifestations that may be encountered in the care of these patients.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this session, participants will be able to:
1)    List common antiresorptive drugs and their pharmaceutical characteristics
2)    Describe common complications associated with antiresorptive drugs
3)    Discuss the methods by which Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons can improve the care of patients on antiresorptive drugs

Intended Audience:  General dentists, specialists, oral maxillofacial surgeons

Presenter Bio:  Mehran Hossaini DMD Is Professor of Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Medicine and Surgery at Temple University School of Dentistry. He received his dental degree from the Oregon Health Sciences University, and completed his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. Prior to joining Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Hossaini was a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UCSF.

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Session Title:  Infection Control and Bloodbourne Pathogens (OSHA Training)

Presenter:  Douglas Greenfield

Description:  Annual OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training is mandatory for all dental office staff.  The majority of the session will focus on infection control and bloodbourne pathogens in the dental office.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this session, participants will be able to:
1)    Understand industry practices for infection control
2)    Understand bloodbourne pathogen exposures in the dental office
3)    Identify changes to their daily activities which can improve safety

Intended Audience:  All dental office staff

Presenter Bio:  Douglas Greenfield is registered by OSHA as an Authorized Trainer for General Industry (ID#12-000080173).  Doug has been involved in industry safety and compliance in multiple industries and has supported dental office compliance for the past 15 years in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

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Session Title:  Prosthodontics Update 2020: How to plan for lifetime oral health using Evidence-based Conservative Prosthodontics

Presenter:  Hai Qing, DMD, MDS, PhD

Description:  Do we treat our families differently than we treat patients? What factors will influence the decision making process?  This session will share current evidence from conservative prosthodontics, including adhesive dentistry, as well as conservative implant design and restoration.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this session, participants will be able to:
1)    Understand the various concept of conservative dentistry.
2)    Understand in-depth of the evidence-based indications, treatment planning, procedures, prognosis and maintenance of dental implant restoration.

Intended Audience:  

Presenter Bio:  Dr. Qing DDS, MDS, PhD is a Diplomat of American Board of Prosthodontics, Private practitioner at Bucks Dental Health and Esthetics, New Britain, PA; Adjunct Assistant Professor in the advanced Prosthodontics Program at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has published multiple research articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research/clinical work at international meetings in the field of prosthodontics and bone biology. Dr. Qing also serves as a manuscript reviewer for several dental academic journals such as Journal of Prosthodontics, JOMI, Open Dental Journal, European Journal of Oral Sciences, etc. He earned his DDS in 2003. In 2009, he achieved his PhD in Bone biology at the Sichuan University and University of Missouri-Kansas City. He completed his postgraduate specialty training in Prosthodontics from Eastman Institute for Oral Health University of Rochester, NY, USA.

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Session Title:  Substance Use Disorder: An Overview and Review of Safe Prescribing Practices

Presenter:  E. Steven Moriconi, DMD, FACD, FICD

Description:  This course is approved by DPW and the PA State Board of Dentistry and will fulfill Act 124 mandatory CE requirements for licensed dental professionals (dentists, hygienists, and EFDAs). This program is custom designed for dental professionals and offers two CE credits that can be applied toward the hours you need to renew your dental license.

Learning Objectives: 
After participating in this session, participants will be able to:

1)    Understand the pathology and physiology of pain and addiction. 
2)    Recognize alternative therapies for pain management.
3)    Understand how to assess treatment programs and how to refer for treatment.
4)    Cite the history and politics of opioids.
5)    Be aware of doctor prescribing habits.

Intended Audience:  All dental staff
 

Presenter Bio:  E. Steven Moriconi, DMD, FACD, FICD, is surgeon-in-chief of the Dental Division and director of the General Practice Residency Program at Abington Jefferson Hospital.  He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  Dr. Moriconi is a member of the Board of Directors for HealthLink Dental Clinic.

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HEALTHLINK DENTAL CLINIC

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

MONTGOMERY BUCKS DENTAL SOCIETY

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REGISTRATION RATES

Regular Registration

Individual Session (Each)        $50

All Access - Full Conference   $280

Montgomery Bucks Dental Society Members

10% Discount  -  Coupon Code:  MBDS

Dental Students

50% Discount  -  Coupon Code:  NOTDENTIST

Hygienists, Assistants & Office Staff

50% Discount  -  Coupon Code:  NOTDENTIST

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