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 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

Enrollment Form Download

FCDC 2018-19 Seminar Itinerary & Registration Packet

April 17, 2019 – Darrell Cain, CPA – Evening Seminar
“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.


September 25, 2019 – Leah Lochner – Evening Seminar
“Beating the Insurance Game”

More information coming soon

October 11, 2019 – Pascal Magne, DMD

More information coming soon

November 6, 2019 – Multiple Case Presentation – Evening Seminar
“Comprehensive Treatment Planning Seminar”

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.

December 4, 2019 – John Sconza
“Digital Seminar”

More information coming soon

April, 2020 – Jeff Brucia, DDS
“Restorative Materials & Techniques Simplified”

The numerous choices in restorative materials has confused the clinician as to what is best indicated in a given situation. The continuous evolution in adhesive materials and techniques combined with the ever-increasing demands for predictable and long lasting aesthetic restorations demands continuous learning in the areas of material science and restorative technique.

This lecture course provides an overview of the restorative options you should be considering today as well as a comprehensive discussion of the ever-changing world of dentinal adhesives. Dr. Brucia has lectured internationally on this subject and will guide you through the collection of materials and techniques available today for providing both direct and indirect restorations that will meet your patients expectations for quality dental care. This is a must see program for all wet fingered restorative dentist.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the options available in adhesive systems including the new advancements in Glass Ionomers and light curing units
  • Eliminate the frustration of post-operative sensitivity and restorative failure
  • Discuss the materials and techniques for direct composite restorations
  • Techniques and material selection for near or direct pulp exposures
  • Techniques for the preparation, impressions, temporization, lab communication, material selection and cementation of indirect restorations including margin elevation, fiber re-enforcement and when to seal the prep
  • Techniques and materials for repairing porcelain fractures