Dear Colleague,

We are very pleased to present the speaker program for the 2022-2023 season of the Fairfield County Dental Club. Our theme this year, The Return of the Prosthetic Masters, encompasses a multitude of disciplines. Advanced multidisciplinary topics and concepts will be considered and discussed.

This season will mark our 33rd year of advanced continuing world-class education in Fairfield, Connecticut. We have been fortunate to host some of the brightest minds and transformational thinkers of our time.

Where else can local dentists network, socialize, and learn from and with their colleagues and teachers in such an intimate setting? Mark these dates in your calendar now!
We look forward to seeing you soon. Until then, enjoy the summer.

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

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FCDC 2022-23 Seminar Itinerary & Registration Packet

September 23, 2022 – Jonathan Esquivel, DDS / Full Day Seminar
“ESTHETIC IMPLANT THERAPY: Multidisciplinary approaches to a true clinical challenge”

The world of implant dentistry has changed over time; patients are far more demanding today than many years ago, they do not expect a simple implant crown to substitute a missing tooth. They expect it to look just like a natural tooth. The clinician must understand the importance of interim restorations and design them adequately to condition the tissues to create natural-looking emergence profiles on dental implants.
Material selection, abutment design, and delivery techniques also play a crucial role in increasing implant therapy predictability. In this program, the clinician will be exposed to a four-step approach to diagnose, treatment plan, and execute implant cases in an organized and straightforward manner to increase their success in this type of therapy.

October 12, 2022 – Allen Honigman / Evening Seminar
“LASERS IN PERIODONTICS: En”LIGHT”ing Therapies for the Periodontitis and Peri-implantitis.”

With periodontal disease being associated or a contributing factor in many systemic diseases and complication, the need for addressing this disease process can be essential for the patients’ overall health. The LANAP® protocol is an FDA approved and tissue sparing protocol, which now allows for the treatment of periodontal disease, through a procedure that addresses periodontal disease by following the basic tenets of biology, regeneration and wound healing. After this course, participants will be able to understand the advantages the LANAP® and LAPIP protocols over traditional surgical therapies, and the advantages to the practitioner, but more importantly, the patient.

November 9, 2022 – Multiple Case Presentation / Evening Seminar
“COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT PLANNING SEMINAR”

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.

Nov 16, 2022 – Dianne Watterson, RDH / Online Evening Seminar
PREVENTION VS. PROSECUTION: Patient Care Issues in Dentistry”

The practice of dentistry and dental hygiene involves adhering to strict standards of care and observing appropriate standards of ethics and jurisprudence. This course examines the best methods for producing desirable results to avoid injury.
Clinical standards are reflected in various case histories. We will dissect some of the most challenging communication scenarios in the dental office, such as what to say when patients reject treatment recommendations or necessary radiographs and implementing an informed consent/informed refusal protocol. Every attendee will gain useful information to improve his/her own communication skills.

December 2, 2022 – George Priest, DMD / Full Day Seminar
“SMILE LINE REVITALIZATION WITH CROWNS AND VENEERS – SMILE LINE REVITALIZATION WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS”

Dr. Priest will elucidate the parameters of an ideal smile followed by a hierarchy of material selection, progressive preparation, retraction and impression/digital scanning methods, digital smile design concepts, scripted digital imaging for detailed color and contour communication, and cementation techniques that maximize retention and eliminate sensitivity. The smile line revitalization course is designed for dental teams who wish to explore a methodical approach that simplifies esthetic rehabilitation with dental implants.

January 11, 2023 – Multiple Case Presentation / Evening Seminar
“COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT PLANNING SEMINAR”

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.

February 3, 2023 – Steven LoCascio, DDS / Full Day Seminar
“MECHANICAL STRATEGIES FOR IMPLANT ASSISTED AND SUPPORTED COMPLETE PROSTHESES”

Treatment of the completely edentulous patient has always proven to be one of the most challenging aspects of clinical dentistry. When treating the edentulous patient, dental clinicians are faced with many questions: Where do I get started? What prosthetic design is most appropriate for my patient? How many implants should be placed and where should the implants be positioned? What attachment systems should I use? When and why should implants be splinted with a primary bar? Are more implants better for my patient? Are fixed restorations better than overdentures? Many factors will influence the answer to these and many more questions.

This presentation will take you through the steps necessary in diagnosing, treatment planning and predictably treating the edentulous patient with endosseous dental implants. Mechanical strategies, case design, attachment mechanisms, CAD/CAM bars and clinical procedures will be discussed in detail.

March 15, 2023 – Andre deSouza, DDS / Evening Seminar
“ABUTMENT CONFIGURATION AND PERI-IMPLANT TISSUES”

Peri-implant bone remodeling after implant placement is a physiological process that occurs as a part of the establishment of peri-implant biologic width. Several attempts have been made to minimize the amount of peri-implant bone remodeling. In this lecture it will be presented that other factors such as the abutment geometry could also influence the amount of peri-implant bone remodeling. Additionally, CAD-CAM technology could be used to design appropriate abutment configuration in order to favor the peri-implant soft tissue adaptation and reduce bone remodeling.

April 14, 2023 – Jay Smith, DDS / Full Day Seminar
“Uppers are from Mars, Lowers from Venus: Overdenture Solutions”

Many clinicians find it difficult to plan and sequence the complex dental restoration. Dr. Smith will outline a systematic method to simplify restoration of these cases. Implant dentistry will be featured as the most beneficial method of tooth replacement. Esthetic considerations along with peri-implant soft tissue development will be featured. The presentation will demonstrate ways to minimize biomechanical complications often associated with implant dentistry as well as a discussion of current materials selection. Multiple case presentations will highlight the each day’s presentation.

May 10, 2023 – Wayne Szara, CDT / Evening Seminar
“IMPLANT PROSTHETIC MISADVENTURES”

This program will provide attendees with a strong theoretical basis on the management of your dental implant prosthetic restorations.  Discussed in detail will be the long-term success and failures associated with prosthetic implant restorations.
Course Objectives:
•Understand the potential complications that could occur with various implant restorations including cementable vs. screw retained and removable overdentures.
•Everyone comes across situations of stripped, fractured or a loosened prosthetic screw. Learn how to prevent these types of concerns when restoring your next implant case.

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