Dear Colleague,

We are thrilled to announce the speaker program for the upcoming 2024-2025 season of Fairfield County Dental Club. We have assembled an impressive lineup of speakers from across the United States and worldwide. This season marks our 36th year of providing advanced continuing education in Fairfield, Connecticut. We will be hosting four full days of continuing education and four evening programs.

We are particularly excited about the younger dentists committed to learning, networking, and in-person socializing. Your eagerness to grow and improve brings immense joy and satisfaction to our older members, who take pride in seeing you become competent clinicians and wonderful human beings.

We want to thank all of you, for your unwavering support. It is because of your dedication that we can make this happen. Make sure to mark these dates in your calendar now!

We can’t wait to see you soon. In the meantime, enjoy your summer!

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

FCDC Itinerary and Registration

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September 25, 2024 – Multiple Case Presentation / Evening Seminar
“Comprehensive Treatment Planning”

Dinner will be served, followed by a lively two-hour discussion of Treatment Planning/Hand On. 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 expand your knowledge base. This forum will also serve as a learning crucible for difficult cases. Please note that you do not have to present cases to participate.

October 11, 2024 – Francesco Amato, DDS / Full Day Seminar
“Single Tooth Implant Rehabilitation from Past to Future: – A minimally invasive approach to achieve an ideal esthetic result in the maxillary anterior area”

The lecture focuses on single-tooth implant rehabilitation in the anterior maxillary area.

The following topics will be described:
1. Post-Extraction Remodeling
2. Staged Approach/Socket Preservation
3. Immediate Placement in Type I Socket
4. Guided Tissue Preservation.
5. Immediate Placement in Type II Socket
6. Immediate Placement in Type III Socket
7. Orthodontic Implant Site Development
8. Tooth Replacement with Unconventional Techniques

All the possible different treatment options will be described, and pros and cons of each therapeutic line will be discussed.
The lecture will focus on hard and soft tissue management both with Surgery or Orthodontics.
Type of Graft, immediate vs. delayed placement, implant selection and position , timing and characteristics of provisionalization will be analyzed.
An innovative technique to fabricate a temporary restoration that will allow the clinician to achieve ideal esthetic result in a simple and predictable way will be described in details.
New and Unconventional ways to replace a single tooth will be shown.
Clinical experience and evidence-based decision-making will be combined to give clinicians practical guidelines for achieving predictable results.

October 22, 2024 – Hunter Satterfield, CPA / Evening Seminar
“Smart Investing: Strategies for Maximize Gains and Minimize Losses”

Tax-efficient investing involves a strategic approach aimed at maximizing investment returns while minimizing the impact of taxes. By making well-informed investment decisions and understanding the tax implications, individuals can improve their overall financial performance. This session will explore the fundamental principles of tax-efficient investing and provide strategies to help navigate the complex intersection of taxes and investments.

December 13, 2024 – Henriette Lerner PhD, FDSRCS / Full Day Seminar
“Unlocking The Power of Digital Dentistry: Parameter Of Accuracy And Aesthetics”

The evolution of digital technology has fundamentally altered the landscape of dentistry, particularly in the realm of full arch restorations, where exactitude and visual appeal hold paramount significance. The lecture provides an overview of the precision and esthetic considerations within the framework of digital workflow for full arch restorations, following the path: SCAN / PLAN / MAKE / DONE. Various guided surgery technologies will be described.

Objectives:
1. Understand the accuracy in the acquisition of digital information: Scan, Face Scan, 3D CBCT,
2. Learn the Parameters, technologies, and workflow for creating the virtual twin of the patient
3. Learn the principles of esthetic planning of implants, provisional, and the surgical guide.
4. Based on various clinical cases, scientifically validated surgical principles and strategies will be shown.

February 7, 2025 – Ben Miraglia, DDS / Full Day Seminar
“The Critical Role of The Dental Team to Combat Sleep-Disordered Breathing”

This lecture is a call to action for all dental professionals who are dedicated to preventing sleep-disordered breathing rather than waiting to treat the devastating effects it imposes: ADHD, bed wetting, asthma, cardiovascular disease, lower IQ, depression, and other maladies. With an estimated 22 million Americans suffering from obstructed sleep apnea (OSA) and 80% of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed, the dental team is called upon to help reverse this crisis. By understanding the root cause of OSA, malocclusion, and soft-tissue dysfunction, hygienists and dentists can take proactive steps in applying lifesaving protocols to prevent OSA in patients of all ages.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
1. Understand the etiology of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)/malocclusion.
2. Evaluate symptoms and co-diagnose to help prevent/treat early development issues.
3. Intercept patients BEFORE they become sleep apnea patients.
4. Recognize the devastating effects of underdeveloped maxillae and mandibles.
5. Work collaboratively with the medical community.
6. Understand the value of myofunctional therapy.
7. Discover a new airway development paradigm that will change how you practice dentistry for good.

February 26, 2025 – Multiple Case Presentation / Evening Seminar
“Comprehensive Treatment Planning”

Dinner will be served, followed by a lively two-hour discussion of Treatment Planning/Hand On. 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 expand your knowledge base. This forum will also serve as a learning crucible for difficult cases. Please note that you do not have to present cases to participate.

March 26, 2025 – Gregory A. Toback, DMD / Evening Seminar
“Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Peri-implantitis”

The increasing number of clinicians performing dental implant procedures has led to a rise in implant-related complications, with peri-implantitis being the most common. In this course, we will cover the diagnosis of peri-implant diseases, risk factors, management of soft and hard tissues. Attendees will learn:
– How to diagnose and surgically manage peri-implantitis
– The latest biologic materials for grafting peri-implantitis cases
– Surgical limitations when regenerating bone loss in the esthetic zone
– Laser surface detoxification of implant surfaces

April 4, 2025 – Lee Ann Brady, DMD / Full Day Seminar
“Today’s Top Clinical Tips”

Dentistry is changing rapidly. Being successful and efficient is about staying on top of the newest trends and clinical tips. In this program, Dr. Brady will present the top clinical tips and techniques she is teaching. Some are old tried-and-true approaches that remain successful, while others introduce brand new materials and approaches. Tips will span the areas of prevention, posterior composites, and indirect all ceramics.

Learning Objectives:
• Caries and Perio Prevention
• Posterior Composite Efficiency and Effectiveness
• Successful Bonding & Cementation
• Improved Posterior All-Ceramic Restorations

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