Dental Residency – 2018-19

Dear Colleague,

We are very pleased to present the speaker program for the 2018-2019 season of the Fairfield County Dental Club. This year’s program features five full-day programs—including a very special team event featuring Amy Doneen & Bradley Bale, authors of Beat the Heart Attack Gene, which will be held at the Trumbull Marriott—as well as two evening treatment planning sessions and one bonus evening lecture. The expertise and diversity that is deeply-rooted in this season will truly encompass a multitude of disciplines and bring together topics and concepts that previously we may have never considered. We are looking forward to the educational lectures and the interesting and thoughtful discussions and commentaries.
 

We welcome Dr. Brian Schroder to our conference center on October 5th, 2018 for an inspiring lecture pertaining to the incorporation of available resources that can be acquired through continuing education efforts. He will elucidate the role of the general dentist as the quarterback of the interdisciplinary team.

As mentioned above, we will host Amy Doneen, ARNP and Bradley Bale, MD, founders of the Bale/Doneen Method and co-authors of Beat the Heart Attack Gene, for a full-day team event at the Trumbull Marriott on December 7th, 2018. We anticipate over 300 participants from the local dental and medical communities. They will discuss the oral systemic links between dental and overall health.

Our next event on February 1st, 2019 presents Dr. Terry Donovan who will offer a dynamic discussion on several controversial topics related to restorative dentistry. He is one of the funniest, most irreverent and knowledgeable speakers on the lecture circuit. Fasten your seat belts for an entertaining day!

On March 29th, 2019 Dr. Marco Brindis will discuss material selection for implant dentistry and restorative dentistry. Marco heads the prosthetic residency program at LSU and is a brilliant young clinician and photographer. His documentation is both breathtaking and inspiring.

We will wrap-up our season with Dr. Monish Bhola on May 10th, 2019. Dr. Bhola will review the diagnosis and management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases through various treatment modalities. A former academician and current clinical periodontist, Monish will also share with us his LipStat technique for repositioning the lip, thus avoiding orthognathic surgery whenever possible.

For our bonus evening lecture, we are excited to welcome back Darrell Cain, CPA on April 17, 2019 for a discussion of both the good and bad financial decisions that dentists make. Darrel is a wizard at explaining and deconstructing the complex financial issues that we all face. Don’t miss this one!
 
It is with great pride that we continue to offer a world-class education in our intimate Fairfield conference center where dental professionals can network, socialize, and learn from and with their colleagues from some of the brightest minds and transformational thinkers of our time.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events! Mark your calendars today—you will not want to miss this year’s program!

 

Michael Sonick , DMD and the Team of Fairfield County Dental Club

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FCDC 2018-19 Seminar Itinerary & Registration Packet

September 12, 2018 – Evening Seminar
“Comprehensive Treatment Planning Seminar – Multiple Case Presentation”

Dinner will be served followed by a lively two hour discussion of treatment planning. Five to ten participants will present cases to be treatment planned or show already completed cases. This will be followed by a spirited discussion of the therapeutic alternatives that exist – an excellent way to exchange ideas and to expand your knowledge base. This forum will also serve as a learning crucible for the difficult cases. Please note that you do not have to present cases to participate.

October 5, 2018 – Brian Schroder, DDS
“Confessions of a Former Single Tooth Dentist”

This presentation is intended to inspire and encourage the members of the Study Club to fully incorporate the available resources acquired through their continuing education efforts into the treatment that they provide their patients. Dentistry is a difficult discipline. Excellence is not easily attained and change is something that we tend to avoid. Through documentation of long term patients, Dr. Schroder will candidly present his results as a solo, “I can do it all myself” practice style and the changes that came about in working with an “interdisciplinary team” approach. Should you choose to adopt them, these changes will benefit patients, general practitioners, specialist partners and office team members.

Learning Objectives

1. That General Dentistry is the single most difficult position to play in our profession.
2. That despite our ongoing continuing education efforts, we as general dentists cannot “do it all”.
3. How we, the general dentists, are the quarterback of the dental team.
4. How the business model of dentistry creates obstacles to the interdisciplinary relationships so important to success.
5. That leadership is the key to maximizing our potential as practitioners as well as business persons.

After the morning presentation we will participate in a comprehensive treatment planning session that is a great application of the mornings presentation. Dr. Schroder will bring the patient’s diagnostic information and present the case. We will then break into groups, create plans and discuss them. Dr. Schroder will then present his team’s plan and the treatment rendered.

December 7, 2018 – Amy Doneen, ARNP / Bradley Bale, MD
“A Guarantee of Arterial Wellness: The Critical Role of Oral Health”

This course will elucidate essential elements for establishing and maintaining cardiovascular wellness. The dental profession is positioned to play a profound role in this regard. Oral health staff and providers will learn concurrent health issues and physical traits their patients may have which heighten CV risk. Attendees will be informed about the wisdom of utilizing technology to detect asymptomatic CV disease (CVD). This course will provide education regarding inflammation as the cause of CVD. A special focus will be directed toward oral health as a cause of arterial disease and potential trigger of CV events. The Bale/Doneen Method bridges the gap between medicine and dentistry to promote arterial wellness. Students of this course will be in position to enhance their own CV health as well as their patients.

Objectives:

1. Recognize health issues identifiable in a dental practice that are associated with increased CV risk.
2. Analyze the difference in determining CV event risk based on risk factors versus presence of atherosclerosis.
3. Comprehend inflammation as causal of arterial disease.
4. Appraise oral health as a potential driver of arterial inflammation.
5. Synthesize the above components into a method focused on assessing CV risk.

February 1, 2019 – Terry Donovan, DDS
“Practical Pearls for Clinical Use” A Day with Terry Donovan

The contemporary restorative dentist has an increasing evidence base to consult when making both treatment planning and therapeutic decisions. However, there are numerous areas of controversy where the evidence does not provide a clear answer without interpretation. This presentation will discuss several controversial topics related to restorative dentistry and attempt to provide guidance based on the best available evidence.

Topics to be discussed include:

1. An Evaluation of Current Ceramic Materials
2. Diagnosis and Management of Dental Erosion
3. Current Controversies in Restorative Dentistry:

  • Amalgam vs. Composite Resin
  • Tooth reinforcement with adhesive materials
  • Contemporary Cement Selection
  • Etiology and Management of Non-carious Cervical Lesions
  • Bonding of Zirconia Restorations
  • Direct Pulp Capping: MTA vs. Calcium Hydroxide
  • Metal vs. Flexible Endodontic Dowels
  • Implants vs. Endodontics
  • Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Supported Restorations
  • Cordless Gingival Displacement
  • Occlusal Vertical Dimension
  • Silver diamine fluoride

Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation, participants will:
1. Understand the differences in presenting signs of intrinsic and extrinsic erosion.
2. Understand which ceramic systems work and where they should be used.
3. Understand when and how NCCLs should be restored.
4. Understand when direct pulp capping should be accomplished and what materials to use.
5. Understand when to use an endodontic post and what type of post to use.
6. Understand the important role silver diamine fluoride will play in the management of root caries.

February 27, 2019 – Evening Seminar
“Comprehensive Treatment Planning Seminar – Multiple Case Presentation”

Dinner will be served followed by a lively two hour discussion of treatment planning. Five to ten participants will present cases to be treatment planned or show already completed cases. This will be followed by a spirited discussion of the therapeutic alternatives that exist – an excellent way to exchange ideas and to expand your knowledge base. This forum will also serve as a learning crucible for the difficult cases. Please note that you do not have to present cases to participate.

March 29, 2019 – Marco Brindis, DDS
“Material Selection for The Everyday Implant Dentist: What when and how. Where we are and where we are going”

This course provides valuable information everyday practice. The following topics will be covered:

  • Restorations: additive vs retentive
  • Evidence based ceramic material selection
  • Implant abutment material selection: The 3 levels of interest
  • Cements: Optimize your clinical results
  • Cementation protocol for implant supported crowns
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Clinical Applications
  • New generation of monolithic ceramic materials
  • New bonding protocols for the new generation or ceramic materials
  • The new generation of ceramics for veneer restorations

April 17, 2019 – Darrell Cain, CPA
“Financial Decisions the Dentist Must Get Right:” Real-World Answers to Dentistry’s Tough Financial Questions”

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine how to minimize social security taxes, state and federal taxes
  • Learn how practice ownership better positions you to accumulate and retain wealth
  • Discover the advantages of saving in a tax-deferred environment
  • Illuminate the impact setting realistic goals for your business has on your personal financial goals
  • Identify the right way and the right time to acquire another office
  • Discover the rewards of bringing an associate or partner into the practice when the time is right
  • Learn the importance of having a vision when following a personal and business financial plan

May 10, 2019 – Monish Bhola, DDS
“Strategies for Preventing Periodontal and Peri-implant Disease”

Dr. Bhola will review the diagnosis and management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. Treatment modalities for the failing dentition both with and without teeth will be reviewed. When to treat and when to remove a failing implant will be discussed. The afternoon presentation will focus on the Lip Stat technique. Dr Bhola has refined and developed a procedure to reposition the lip to eliminate the gummy smile, thus avoiding the need for orthognathic surgery and Botox.