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We take pride in presenting courses with nationally recognized speakers in a comfortable atmosphere usually limited to smaller groups of attendees. Our goal is for our attendees to be able to interact with these superb speakers during breaks and meals and to allow you to have your individual questions answered up close and comfortably.

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2016 Course Schedule

                *Courses are continually being added to the 2016 Calendar*


 Hands-On & Lecture Course

 Lecture Only Course

 New Course


JANUARY

Date
Course  
8th Friday   Forensic Dentistry 2016: Challenging Times for Forensics - Past, Present & Future
with Dr. Lawrence Dobrin

15th Friday Medical Emergencies In the Dental Office:
New & Improved In 2016

with Dr. Daniel Pompa

20th Wednesday     Dental Radiology Course For The NJ X-Ray License
Wednesday Daytime Course - 10 Week Program


22nd Friday   The Expanded Dental Practice:
Administrative & Clinical
For Dentists & Team

with Dr. Kenneth Feiler

29th Friday   Crown Lengthening and Periodontal Flap Surgery
with Dr. Jon Suzuki                COURSE FULL - Waiting List Available

FEBRUARY

Date   Course  
5th Friday   The Dentist's Role in Sleep Medicine:
Treating Snoring & Sleep Apnea

with Dr. Kenneth Hilsen

10th Wednesday   Top 20 Ways To Improve Your Hygiene
Department
 
(EVENING)

with Dr. Kenneth Feiler 

19th Friday &
20th Saturday
  Atraumatic & Efficient Oral Surgery:
New Concepts & Technology

with Dr. Karl Koerner                               * ONLY 1 Seat Remaining

21st SUNDAY
The Science of Dental Fear
with Dr. Larry Sangrik

24th Wednesday   Update Your Practice:
Paperless, Chartless, Going Digital

A Special Presentation for Suzy Dental Users!!!

with Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler 

26th Friday   Engineering Modern Endodontic Access Prep &
Dentine Conservation

with Dr. Marc. Balson

28th SUNDAY   Removable Restorative Solutions For Today's Dentistry
with Michael Goodman, CEO Equipoise

MARCH

Date   Course  
4th Friday

Bone Grafting: Extraction Site & Ridge Preservation, The Foundation For Dental Implants
with Dr. Jon Suzuki         * COURSE FULL - Waiting List Available

6th SUNDAY   Photography To Grow Your Practice
with Dr. Kenneth Feiler

11th Friday
The Art & Science of the Direct Anterior &
Posterior Esthetic Restorations

with Dr. Mark Pitel

13th SUNDAY   Foundations of Dental Office Management with a Focus on Human Resources & Revenue Systems
with Bridget Fay

18th Friday Geriatric Dentistry: Treating Vulnerable, Older Adults in Practice & Nursing Home
with Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum


APRIL

Date   Course  
8th Friday
Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry: Principles that "Facilitate & Replicate" the Smiles of our Patients
with Dr. Hugh Flax 

10th SUNDAY   Success with Dental Insurance: Mastering the Codes
is Easy - But That's Just the Beginning

with Tom Limoli, Jr

 
15th Friday
Real World Endo: Restorative Endodontics, A Modern Standard of Care For Long Term Success
with Dr. Jerome Cymerman

17th SUNDAY
Oral/IV Sedation: Clinical Pharmacology, Practical Application
with Dr. Mel Hawkins
                          
* COURSE FULL – Waiting List Available 

21st Thursday
22nd Friday
23rd Saturday

Healthy Start New York - Clinical Training Event
with Dr. Jill Ombrello
 
 

MAY

Date   Course  
5th Friday   Peri-Implantitis: Preventative, Non-Surgical
and Surgical Therapies

with Dr. Jon Suzuki
13th Friday   Real Life Restorative Problems:
Solve with New Materials & Techniques

with Dr. Marvin Fier 

15th SUNDAY   Dental Pharmacology:
Including Herbals & Natural Products

with Dr. Richard Wynn

19th Thursday &
20th Friday
  Atraumatic & Efficient Oral Surgery:
New Concepts & Technology

with Dr. Karl Koerner
             *COURSE FULL - Next Course July 28th & 29th

22nd SUNDAY
Successful Immediate Implant Placement & Loading
with Dr. Scott D. Ganz



JUNE

Date   Course  
5th SUNDAY   Engineering Modern Endodontic Access Prep &
Dentine Conservation

with Dr. Marc Balson

10th Friday &
11th Saturday
  Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers:
A Standard Proficiency Certification Course
 

with Dr. Robert Convissar

17th Friday   Unlocking the Code to Medical Billing In Dentistry
with Rose Nierman, RDH                           (Lecture/Workshop)

24th Friday   "Innovative" Periodontics Creates Success
in Today's Dental Practice

with Dr. Samuel B. Low


JULY

Date   Course  
10th SUNDAY   Dental Insurance Made Easy & Successful
Systems For A/R

with Bridget Fay

28th Thursday &
29th Friday
  Atraumatic & Efficient Oral Surgery:
New Concept & Technology

with Dr. Karl Koerner 


AUGUST

Date   Course  
5th Friday
Dental Management of Patients with
Common Medical Conditions

with Dr. Patrick Quaranta

12th Friday   The Art & Science of Advanced Micro-Thin Ultrasonic Instrumentation in Periodontal Therapy
with Dr. Samuel B. Low 
                          *COURSE FULL - Waiting List Available 

19th Friday
  Removable Restorative Solutions For Today's Dentistry
with Michael Goodman, CEO Equipoise

21st SUNDAY   Apical Surgery vs. Implants: To Pull Or Not To Pull
with Dr. Daniel Pompa

26th Friday Recognizing The "TMJ" Patient,
Its Significance to Dentistry

Dr. Glenn Gittelson

28th SUNDAY   Photography to Grow Your Practice
with Dr. Kenneth Feiler

SEPTEMBER

Date   Course  
9th Friday   All Ceramics:
The Latest Trends, Hot Tips & Innovations

with Dr. Damon Adams

10th Saturday   How to Make a Simple, Economical and Fixed
Implant Supported Bridge

with Dr. Parsa Zadeh
 
11th SUNDAY
Head & Neck Anatomy Review: Clinical Relevance
with Dr. Beeren Gajjar

16th Friday   Real World Endo: Recent Advances in Endodontic
Treatment & Surgery

with Dr. Bradley Trattner

18th SUNDAY   The Expanded Dental Practice:
Administrative & Clinical
For Dentists & Team

with Dr. Kenneth Feiler 

23rd Friday &
24th Saturday
  Atraumatic & Efficient Oral Surgery:
New Concepts & Technology

with Dr. Karl Koerner
30th Friday Peri-Implant Disease Management
with Dr. Jon Suzuki                          * Only 3 Seats Remaining


OCTOBER

Date   Course
14th Friday
Oral Cancer Screening for Today's Population:
the Urgent Need for Change

with Jo-Anne Jones

16th SUNDAY
Oral Medicine For The General Practitioner
with Dr. Patrick Quaranta


21st Friday   The Chartless, Digital Dental Practice
with Dr. Kenneth Feiler

30th Sunday
Local Anesthesia: Techniques & Pharmacology-What's Current, What's Coming
with Dr. Mel Hawkins 

NOVEMBER

Date   Course  
3rd Thursday   Geriatric Dentistry: Treating Vulnerable, Older Adults in Practice & Nursing Home
with Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum

4th Friday   Real Life Restorative Problems:
Solve with New Materials & Techniques

with Dr. Marvin Fier

5th Saturday
Medical Emergencies In the Dental Office:
New & Improved in 2016

with Dr. Daniel Pompa

11th Friday &
12th Saturday

Hard & Soft Tissue Lasers:
A Standard Proficiency Certification Course

with Dr. Robert Convissar

13th SUNDAY   The Dentist's Role in Sleep Medicine:
Treating Snoring & Sleep Apnea

with Dr. Kenneth Hilsen
*COURSE FULL - Waiting List Available

15th Tuesday   Basic Life Support-CPR for the Healthcare Provider
with Maria Brown, RDA

18th Friday &
19th Saturday
Basic Oral Surgery Technique
with Dr. Karl R. Koerner                    * ONLY 1 Seat Remaining

DECEMBER

Date   Course  
2nd Friday
Success with Dental Insurance: Mastering the Codes
is Easy - But That's Just the Beginning

with Tom Limoli, Jr

4th SUNDAY   Gain Perio/Restorative Access:
Flaps & Lasers, A Workshop

with Dr. Samuel B. Low

9th Friday Infection Control: What Your Office Needs to Know
with  Rina Nowka, RDH, MA

11th SUNDAY   Top 10 Techniques For Excellence with
Pediatric Patients

with Dr. Jeffrey Galler






 Hands-On & Lecture Course

 Lecture Only Course

 New Course

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•  JANUARY 2016 COURSES  •
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FORENSIC DENTISTRY 2016:
Challenging Times for Forensics - Past, Present & Future

Presenter: Lawrence A. Dobrin, DMD, DABFO

Date: Friday, January 8, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 145
Subject: Forensic Dentistry Lecture

*Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 





Course Description:

"The six major areas of forensic dentistry will be reviewed in detail including examples of past disaster events. Actual cases are presented for in-depth appreciation of how the forensic dentist is involved with the legal system. Current technology that is utilized to assist the forensic dentist will be discussed. Audience participation will be encouraged to challenge those in attendance with identification processing, courtroom testimony, and knowledge of the commitment and personality to become a forensic dentist.


About the Speaker:
Lawrence A. Dobrin, DMD, DABFO

Dr. Lawrence A. Dobrin is the Chief Forensic Dentist for the five boroughs of New York City, Office of Chief Medical Examiner NYC.  He is also a forensic dental consultant to the Regional Medical Examiner of the State of New Jersey, a forensic dental consultant for the Union County Medical Examiner in New Jersey, and the County of Rockland, New York, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s forensic dentist. Dr. Dobrin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology. He is a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a member and former Secretary of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, a member and former President of the New York Society of Forensic Dentistry, a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry, a Fellow and former President of the American Society of Dentistry for Children. 

Dr. Dobrin is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School Department of Pediatric Dentistry.  He was appointed for twelve years on the Union County Commission of Child Abuse and Missing Children and served as their Treasurer for all those years.  For the past twenty two years, and currently, he is a certified provider for the New York State Education Department, Division of Professional License, for the training and recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect. He provides courtroom testimony as an expert in child abuse cases and as an expert in forensic odontology.  Dr. Dobrin is the Director of Dental Operations on the Medical Examiner Special Operations Response Team for the City of New York.

Dr. Dobrin is also a member of the Federal Governments’ Disaster Mortuary Response Team-Region 2, and the Forensic Dental Chief of the Regional Mass Fatality Response System.  He has been involved in the identification of victims of disaster events since 1990, including both World Trade Center Disasters, flights US Air 405 and American Airlines 587, deployed to the Katrina Hurricane 2005, the Hudson Air Collision 2008, the Bronx Bus Disaster 2011, Bronx Train Derailment 2013, NYC Gas Explosion 2014, NYC Building Collapse 2015, and many other incidents throughout the NJ/NY region.  Dr. Dobrin maintains a private dental practice in Roselle Park, New Jersey for the past 35 years. 


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:


"Exceptional - interesting - uncommon topic - inspiring field of dentistry.  I could take this course every year because the speaker is so passionate."  
      – Dr. Michael Goldberg, Franklin Lakes, NJ

"Excellent course from someone who is a recognized subject matter expert in the field of Forensics."
      – Dr. Dale Nichols, West Point, NY

"The course was very interesting, very approachable and communicative instructor."
      – Dr. Marc Tisch, DDS, Somers, NY

"I Felt this course was very interesting and very educational.  I'd highly recommend it."
      – Ms. Amanda Wallace, Mt. Carmel Estates, PA

"Very informative and enlightening."
      – Dr. Susan Armstrong, Moorestown, NJ

"Loved it!  Very organized and informative.  Dr. Dobrin is an excellent speaker.  He exemplified his immense knowledge and experience as it pertains to forensics.  The course was presented in a way that 'hit home' to the dental profession as it pertains to the subject of forensics, extremely informative."
     – Dr. Peter Magoulas, Shrewsbury, NJ

"Awesome!  Very interesting and informative.  Dr. Dobrin is a fabulous instructor!"
     – Ms. Chelsea Kramer, RDH, Schuylkill Haven, PA

"He is a very good speaker.  It was a very interesting topic and he did a fantastic job of explaining the course material."
     – Dr. Rushabh Shah, Hamilton, NJ


– TUITION –

Dentist $245  |  Staff $195
Advanced Registration $50 off by 12/31/15

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 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE DENTAL OFFICE:
New & Improved in 2016
 (HANDS-ON)

Presenter: Daniel Pompa, DDS 

Date: Friday, January 15, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 142
Subject: Medical Emergency
                Training Participation

*Large Comfortable Executive Chairs
*Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 


Dynamic Presentation for Both Doctors and Their Team


Course Description:

This Seminar is given in a multimedia format with a hands-on segment showing drug administration, using real drugs, in real syringes, on simulated models. We will also have interactive audience participation to facilitate the learning experience. This lecture will review the prevention, preparations, recognition, and the management of medical emergencies - which can and do occur - in the dental office. 

Attendees will receive a comprehensive hand- out. Individual pages within this hand- out can be used and copied for learning purposes by the doctor for his or her staff. Dr. Pompa incorporates an approach using a color coded system with each color depicting different emergencies. Every participant will receive these color coded guides, with algorithms depicting each condition and its suggested management. 

Attendees will also be shown how to create and maintain a drug emergency kit, the contents of which will be reviewed in details.
  • Emergencies to be covered in the following order:

*   Syncope  *   Orthostatichypotension
*   Hypothyroidism *   Hyperthyroidism 
*   Adrenal Insufficiency  *   Seizures and Epilepsy
*   Hypoglycemia and Insulin Shock *   Hypoglycemia
*   Hyperventilation *  Asthmatic Attack
*   Mild Allergic Reactions *   Anaphylaxis
*   Stroke( CVA) *   Angina
*   Myocardial Infarction *  Cardiac Arrest


  • After attending this presentation, the participants will leave with considerable medical knowledge along with a simple approach that can provide life saving skills
  • Participants will bridge the gap between the didactic knowledge presented 
  • The ability to manage an actual crisis
  • We will accomplish this by describing real emergency scenarios, and then review the recognition and management protocols for each emergency
  • This will be done in an open group format as case presentation discussions

About the Speaker:
Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Dr. Daniel Pompa is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. After graduating from New York University College of Dentistry in 1978, Dr. Pompa completed a GPR at Long Island Jewish Hospital, followed by specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Lincoln Hospital, New York Medical College. In 1982, he became a Fellow of The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and in 1992 a Fellow in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

He has been a guest lecturer at both Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and New York University College of Dentistry in the early 1980’s and he is now (since 2012) a guest faculty at NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Dan Pompa has lectured extensively, including at the National Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery, and has presented at the annual Greater New York Dental Meeting numerous times throughout the years.

Dr. Pompa is an author, having published in such journals as the Journal of the American Dental Association and Dentistry Today, where he has also been listed as one of the “Leaders in Continuing Education.” In November 2012 Dan became a Seminar Series Speaker for the American Dental Association, and in December 2013, an Online Author for the ADA with the course: “Apical Surgery: To Pull or Not to Pull.” The current and future lecture schedule is listed on the website: www.APS4DDS.com.

In the Journal of NYSAGD (Winter 2014) Dr. Pompa published “Update on Basic Physical Diagnosis” which summarizes many new innovations in a simple medical workup for patients in a dental office. Dan is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his innovative work in the field of Dental Implantology. (U.S. Patent # 5,320,529)

Dr. Pompa has 4 lectures which are presented throughout the United States: “Medical Emergencies: How to Save a Life, Including Your Own”; “The “Top 10 List” for Drugs needed for an Emergency Drug Kit”; “The Single Tooth Implant: The Ultimate Creative Challenge” and  “Apical Surgery: To Pull or Not to Pull”


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"One of the best CE courses that I've taken in 40 years!"
     – Dr. Roy Brahen, Philadelphia, PA

"Excellent! Dr. Pompa took a complex topic and made it simple to understand." 

      – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

"The course was great. Tons of great information that can be used practically."
      – Dr. Michael Gayle, Bronx, NY

"Very nice videos, good at solving difficulties, kept me engaged, learned a lot.  Dr. Pompa is really great at holding people to a topic."
      – Dr. Patel, Northvale, NJ

"Very well organized, great presentation." 
      – Dr. Kijung Kim, NJ

"Great, informative, very fun course."
     – Dr. Larisa Ilyutovich, Fort Lee, NJ

"Very good review for medical emergencies. NJHPDI does a good job of presenting very knowledgeable speakers.  Dr. Pompa is a very good presenter.  Information current and to
the point."

      – Dr. Henry, Astoria, NY

"I learned to recognize and take care of emergencies in the dental office."
     – Ms. Irina Granik, Fort Lee, NJ

"Great, informative and well presented." 
     – Dr. Ilyutovich, Fort Lee, NJ

"Excellent. Dr. Pompa takes a potentially dry topic and makes it lively and interesting.
     – Dr. Ken Beckman, Netcong, NJ

"Extremely helpful, very informative, excellent handouts.  Good teaching course for GP that haven't learned the material.  Good review for DMS."
     – Dr. Brevard, Egg Harbor, NJ

– TUITION –

Dentist $350  |  Staff $250
Advanced Registration $50 off by 1/8/16

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THE EXPANDED DENTAL PRACTICE:
Administrative & Clinical 
For Dentists & Team

Presenter: Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 149
Subject: Multi-disciplinary
               Topics Lecture


*Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661




Course Description:
This course will cover both clinical areas for you and your staff to expand yourselves and practice management strategies to increase the growth of your physical practice in both gross revenues and profitability. 
 
Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a jam packed 7 hours!

Course Objectives:

      - Create your practice identity
      - Understand the power of VALUE over COST
      - Learn how to add new clinical and administrative areas, strategies, techniques and
        policies to your practice!


Expand Yourself, Your Team and Your Practice in:


Practice Management Areas:

      - Practice Identity
      - Business by Value
      - Treatment Planning
      - Chartless, Digital Practice
      - Dental Insurance
      - Patient Communications
      - A/R
      - Staff Additions and Organization
      - In House vs Outside Help
      - Medical Insurance
      - Internal Marketing
      - External Marketing
      - Physical Facility
      - Multiple Locations

Clinical Areas:

      - Philosophy of care
      - Training
      - Exams and Diagnostics
      - Computerized charting
      - Using Photography by the whole staff
      - Improving the use and diagnositics of digital radiography
      - Non surgical periodontal care
      - Oral pathology
      - Biopsies
      - Oral medicine
      - Cosmetically Motivated Dentistry and Practice (dental, oral and facial)
      - Orofacial development and growth
      - Orthodontics
      - Pharmacology
      - Medical histories
      - Dental and medical emergencies
      - Occlusion
      - Oral Surgery
      - Periodontal Surgery
      - Newer Removable Prosthetic Dentistry
      - New Restorative Dentistry
      - Minimally Invasive Dentistry
      - Laser Dentistry
      - TMJD and Orofacial pain
      - Preventive Dentistry
      - Anesthetics
      - Anxyolytics & Sedation
      - Pediatric dentistry
      - Implants
      - Halitosis
      - Dental Sleep Medicine
      - Oral/Systemic Connecton
      - Nutrition

You will be ready to take back and make at least a few choice if not many changes and additions to your practice!

Dr. Feiler wants to help you integrate these improvements to your practice and looks forward to hearing your successes in doing so! 

About the Speaker:
Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

A graduate of Rutgers College as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine where he later taught prosthodontics and oral diagnosis, Dr. Feiler initially started writing articles and teaching courses in cosmetic dentistry continues to write articles on all aspects of dentistry. This has expanded into founding and directing the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI).



Dr. Feiler presently teaches courses in practice development, photography, dental hygiene, digital dental practice as well as assists teaching hands-on courses in oral surgery and periodontal surgery. 


Dr. Feiler has been an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for over 25 years. He has been an Elite Invisalign Provider, a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry,  Academy of General Dentistry and the American Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Among Dr. Feiler's other achievements are a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and with a background in biochemistry and dental research, a fellowship at the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland.


Dr. Feiler presently is a multi-specialty, multi-location group practice, with 40 total staff employed, including 3 locations, 9 dentists and 8 hygienists in Northern NJ.  He presently treats difficult and unusual cases, practices oral diagnosis, minimally invasive dentistry, and enjoys mentoring, practice administration and development. He also enjoys cycling, hiking, all sports, and is a long suffering Brooklyn Nets fan!

Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Very informative lecture.  Dr. Feiler is a great speaker."
       – Dr. Anna Pokrywka, Chatham, NJ

"The course was great.  It was my first encounter with NJHPDI and I'm impressed.  Dr. Feiler has good knowledge of the areas he presented."
       – Dr. Jailall Thuraman, Jamaica, NY

"It was very informative and Dr. Feiler was an excellent presenter."
       – Dr. Patricia Bastidas, Cedar Grove, NJ

"I learned many valuable marketing ideas and more!"
       – Ms. Jane Merlino, Poughkeepsie, NY

"What I like about this course was that it was very clear straight to the point.  Dr. Feiler helped me to learn a lot about expands dental practice as a dental assistant."
      – Ms. Erica Lopez, Stamford, CT

"A very comprehensive and refreshing practice management course."
      – Dr. Alex Shalman, NY, NY

"I learned about different approaches to patient care."
      – Ms. Jordan Johnson, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

"Very informative and interesting.  Dr. Feiler was excellent.  I learned a lot!  He really knows the "science" behind every product/technique and dentistry."
      – Ms. Hannah Khan, Stamford, CT

"I found this course extremely informative and a wealth of information.  Dr. Feiler was very engaging and presented a lot of information in a smart amount of time."
     – Diane Davis, Little Silver, NJ
 
"I like that Dr. Feiler answers all questions and gives one on one feedback."
     – Mr. Zedan Kallo, Bridgeport, CT
 
"Practical current ideas to improve practice."
     – Dr. Robert Dietz, Comiklus, NY

 
"Very good, very informative.  Dr. Feiler is a 'wealth of knowledge'.  Exceeded my expectations"      
     – Ms. Audra Miller, West Caldwell, NJ


– TUITION –

Dentist $245  |  Staff $195
Advanced Registration $50 off by 1/8/16

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CROWN LENGTHENING AND PERIODONTAL FLAP
SURGERY  
(HANDS-ON)

–  COURSE FULL - Waiting List Available  – 

Presenter: Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD,
                    MBA, FACD


Date: Friday, January 29, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 491/493
Subject: Osseous Surgery/Crown
               Lengthening Participation

Sponsored by: Hu-Friedy

*Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 


Course Description:

Periodontal Flap Surgery employing full thickness mucoperiosteal flaps provides opportunities for the clinician to perform a variety of treatment approaches for periodontal problems. Crown Lengthening Surgery with, or without osseous recontouring to prepare crown margins and make a final impression should be included in the surgical options of the restorative dentist. Periodontal flap surgery also permits improved access to the root surfaces for scaling and root planning during the management of periodontitis.

In further clinical surgical flap situations, osseous modifications (recontouring) may be indicated. This course includes lecture, video, and hands-on (pig jaws) opportunities to understand these concepts and apply them to clinical practice. 


Course Objectives:

1. Diagnose periodontal and restorative conditions requiring periodontal flap surgery
2. Know the principles of flap design including mucoperiosteal flaps
3. Know Crown Lengthening surgery principles and rationale
4. Know periodontal flap surgery including osseous recontouring and flap management
5. Know post operative care and provide post operative instructions

The HANDS-ON portion of the program will be performed
on pig jaws and include:

    •  How to perform incisions, flap elevation, flap positioning, & osseous reduction

    •  Flap procedures for access to osseous defects, recontouring & reduction

    •  Crown lengthening

    •  Suturing techniques

About the Speaker:
Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA, FACD, FICD

Dr. Jon Suzuki has a Presidential Appointment as Professor of Microbiology in the School of Medicine and Professor of Periodontology in the School of Dentistry at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He has been Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and Chief of Hospital Dentistry, UPMC-Presbyterian University Hospital. Dr. Suzuki received his DDS from Loyola University of Chicago and his PhD in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He completed an NIH Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and has a Clinical Certificate in Periodontics at University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, a Specialist Microbiologist of the American College of Microbiology, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Suzuki has published over 100 papers, chapters and symposia, 175 abstracts, and one textbook in Medical Technology. He is in private practice limited to Periodontics in Philadelphia.


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Great course! Dr. Suzuki brings a wealth of knowledge with many helpful clinical tips.  I feel confident to try the procedures I learned on Monday!"

      – Dr. Christina McGorty, Doylestown, PA

"Good topics, very good presentation, always a pleasure to attend your courses."
      – Dr. Gabriela Vatafu, Newington, CT

"Excellent course!  Very informative, love the hands on one on one."
      – Dr. Lisa Lynch, Midland Park, NJ

"Excellent; superb; the best lecturer that you have, gracious, knowledgeable, non judgmental."
      – Dr. Nate Satler, NYC, NY

"Excellent course - hands-on section was great.  You really need to do the procedures to get the most out of the course."
     – Dr. Joseph Dalbon, West Caldwell, NJ

"Excellent speaker - very clear and answered all questions, good pace - not too fast.  He's a very good teacher!"
      – Dr. Jeannette Kim, Cheltcham, PA

"NJHPDI, Dr. Suzuki and HuFriedy were fantastic!"
      – Dr. Lucas E.Mantilla, DMD, Breinigsville, PA

"Dr. Suzuki was easy to understand and follow and lectured to us as a general dentist."
     – Dr. Stacey Bock, Jersey City, NJ

"Thorough overview of periodontal surgery and crown lengthening"
     
– Dr. John Crary, Schnectady, NY

"Dr. Suzuki--step by step approach, NJHPDI was organized and friendly, HuFriedy
had good instruments."

     
– Dr. Har Simran Virdee, Sayreville, NJ

"Dr. Suzuki did an excellent presentation, great learning experience.  The class location and attention by staff was superb.  The Hu-Friedy instruments made things easier."
     
– Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY


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THE DENTIST'S ROLE IN SLEEP MEDICINE:
Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea
 
 (HANDS-ON)

Presenters: Kenneth Hilsen, DDS

Date: Friday, February 5, 2016

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Sponsored by: OravanOSA, Slumberbump

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 160
Subject: Sleep Apnea & Appliance

       Therapy Participation

*Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



Course Description:

Dangerous, widespread, debilitating, treatable; these are words that Dr. Kenneth Hilsen uses to highlight how Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a life threatening disease that needs to be addressed through teamwork. Dentists and Physicians cooperate bringing medical and dental treatment together for remarkable life saving results. How best to treat and evaluate a patient’s progress with OSA is answered.

Dr. Hilsen provides step-by-step instruction on how to recognize and treat OSA, including diagnosis, airway examination, understanding a sleep study, evaluating and selecting the best Oral Appliance (OA) for each patient, and much more.  This lecture shows you how Oral Appliance Therapy reduces co-morbidities, helps patients breathe easier during sleep, and saves lives. This is not only possible but expected. 

Hands-On Portion:

     •     Exercise breathing through a straw
     •     Sleep Questionnaire and Patient Discussion
     •     Group Review
     •     Airway Examination and Patient Discussion
     •     Group Review
     •     Use of George Gauge for Bite Registration & Protrusion Setting
     •     Group Review of Setting Communication with Lab and Potential Problems
            and Variations with Different Appliances

At the completion of this program, you will:

     •     Learn the basics of Dental Sleep Medicine
     •     Become aware of what a dentist can do to treat this serious medical problem
     •     Recognize sleep apnea patients in your own practice 
     •     Evaluate different types of oral appliances
     •     Enhance your knowledge and skills for better patient care 

About the Speakers:
Kenneth Hilsen, DDS

Dr. Hilsen is a pioneer in the field of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. He is a charter member and past President of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Sleep Society. He is boarded by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in the area of sleep dentistry. Dr. Hilsen is a member of the credentialed staff at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck for over 25 years. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Complementing his treatments, Dr. Hilsen has also developed and patented his own oral appliance for helping patients with sleep apnea. The device, similar to a retainer, is custom-fit to the patient and placed inside the mouth. It positions the jaw forward increasing the space that is taken up by the tongue, and allows for more air to be taken in with each breath, decreasing and even eliminating snoring.



Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Excellent - Dr. Hilsen very open to any questions that are posed with honest practical answers.  Dr. Feiler - valuable information on integration into existing practice."
     – Dr. Bonnie Berman, Englewood, NJ

"The course was an excellent overview and intro for any practice getting into sleep dentistry."
     – Dr. Frederick Solomon, New York, NY

"It exceeded my expectations.  Dr. Hilsen is very knowledgeable and presented excellent material."
     – Dr. Aaron Moskowitz, NYC, NY

"It was a great course.  Dr. Hilsen was a wonderful speaker.  I learned a lot regarding sleep apnea."
     – Ms. Wendy Luber, River Edge, NJ

“Very helpful for an office starting in sleep apnea."
     – Dr. Kevin Mosmen, Brick, NJ

"Better understanding of overall procedure and treatment of sleep apnea."
     – Dr. Rachel Wolk, Bergenfield, NJ

"One of the better Dental Sleep courses I have taken."
     – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

"I learned everything about sleep apnea! The different appliances and how to take a bite registration with the george gauge."
     – Ms. Christa Lomuscu, Lindenhurst, NY

"Very good intro course.  Wish I had brought my team - but will take handout home and teach them myself." 
     – Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA

"I learned a lot!  I never had an understanding of OSA until today and its severity.  I feel comfortable discussing OAT appliances with patients now."


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Staff without Dentist $275
Staff with Dentist $195

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TOP 20 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HYGIENE DEPARTMENT  (EVENING)

Presenter: Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 4
AGD Code: 551
Subject: Auxiliary Utilization Practice
               Management Lecture

*Lite Fare Provided

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


Dr. Feiler presenting at our 5th Annual South Jersey/Philly Event


Most general and multidisciplinary dental practices depend on their hygiene department to perform well in order for the practice to thrive.

We will take you through the basic and advanced top 20 areas for success and growth of your hygiene department.

Course objectives:

You will learn:

   - Basic areas and metrics for management of your hygiene department

   - What areas or the keys to expanding your practice through hygiene appointments

   - To integrate hygiene with your practice overall

   - How to expand your practice through hygiene

   - How to keep patients anxious to schedule and  keep their hygiene appointments

   - The tips and strategies that solve complex and  consistent problems in both your hygiene 
     department and your overall practice!

Dr Feiler has compacted a normally full day course into an interactive 3 hour evening of high value topics and strategies!

These 3 hours will power your hygiene department and your practice through topics such as digital hygiene, to preschedule or not, hygiene % of practice revenue, individual hygienist production, ultrasonics, expanded exams, training, pathology, cosmetics, perio, patient value, insurance, medicine, time, radiology, communication, finance, money and more!

Talk about value…. this is an efficient use of an evening that will improve your practice and energy as soon as you return to your offices!

About the Speaker:
Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Feiler started his dental practice in 1979 as a solo general practitioner with a special interest in bonded composite cosmetic makeovers, morphing into a large group practice a year later and then as a cosmetic dentist developed a boutique cosmetic group practice in 1985. With the addition of orthodontics and surgery, it again developed into a large multi-specialty group. Feiler Dental Associates has had ten different offices located over the years in both NJ and NY, and presently is a multi-specialty, multi-location group practice, with 40 total staff employed, including 3 locations, 10 dentists and 7 hygienists all in northern NJ. He presently limits his personal practice to difficult and unusual cases, oral health, mentoring, practice administration and development.

A graduate of Rutgers College as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, where he later taught prosthodontics and oral diagnosis, he has written and continues to write articles on all aspects of dentistry. This has expanded into founding and directing the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI).



Dr. Feiler has been an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for over 20 years. He has been an Elite and Premier Invisalign Provider and a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry,  Academy of General Dentistry and the American Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Among Dr. Feiler's other achievements are a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and with a background in biochemistry and dental research, a fellowship at the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland.

Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About Dr. Feiler:

"I learned how to enhance my hygiene dept and new ways to add value to hygiene appointments."
     – Ms. Cheryl Araque-Rosamilia, Mahopac, NY
 
"Dr. Feiler is knowledgeable and personable.  NJHPDI is a comfortable and professional place to learn."
     – Dr. Justin Ruffner, Orleans, MA

"Dr. Feiler is quite knowledgeable and covered a range of topics including extra notes - off main topic - that were very insightful." 
     – Dr. Kenneth Simckes, Monsey, NY

"I like the fact that Dr. Feiler uses himself as an example."
     – Ms. Luca Amegboh, Trumbull, CT

"Dr. Feiler is a 'wealth of knowledge.'  Exceeded my expectations."
     – Ms. Audra Miller, West Caldwell, NJ

"Dr. Feiler had good knowledge of the subject matter and allowed questions from the floor."
     –  Dr. Paul Freeman Jr., Jersey City, NJ

"I like that Dr. Feiler is a well-rounded speaker.  He is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry." 
      – Karen Barton, Tenafly, NJ

"A lot of useful information!"
      – Dr.Larisa Ilyutovich, Fort Lee, NJ

“Dr. Feiler was excellent.  I learned a lot!  He really knows the ‘science’ behind every product/technique and dentistry."
    – 
Ms. Hannah Khan, Stamford, CT

“Dr. Feiler was very engaging and presented a lot of information in a smart amount of time." 
    – Diane Davis, Little Silver, NJ


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ATRAUMATIC AND EFFICIENT ORAL SURGERY:
New Concepts and Technology
  (HANDS-ON)

2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

Presenter: Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

Date: Friday, February 19, 2016 &
          Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: (Day 1) 8:00am - 4:00pm
           (Day 2) 8:00am - 4:00pm

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 14
AGD Code: 311
Subject: Exodontia Participation
*Breakfast & Lunch Included

Sponsored by:  Hu-Friedy, Hartzell, DenMat 

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

 –  ONLY 1 Seat Remaining  –

Course Description:

Implants and esthetic bridges require atraumatic extractions. The emphasis of this presentation is on routine extractions that become more difficult than expected

The presentation will cover:

  • Advanced instruments and procedures as taught in modern oral surgery residency
  • How to avoid or manage many common complications, such as bleeding problems with patients on anticoagulants
  • Managing infections
  • Luxators: the world-wide standard of care
  • Essentials for 3rd molar anatomy/bone removal
  • Suturing techniques
  • Bone grafting
  • Flap Resection
  • Many minor oral surgery procedures
  • Medications and post op instructions

Extraction expertise will be taken to the next level for socket preservations, multiple extractions with alveoplasty, frenectomies, exostosis removal and other minor dentoalveolar procedures.

This course will enable the general dentist and dental assistant to:

  • Broaden the range of surgery procedures done in the office
  • Better avoid or treat common surgical complications
  • Do surgery procedures more quickly and predictably
  • More clearly understand surgical "standards of care"
  • Have a better grasp of what surgery procedures need to be referred
  • Do socket bone grafts according to current, commonly used techniques
Hands-On Portion:


 
The Hands-On portion will be performed on life-like dentoform models
, performing surgery procedures that are a prelude to doing them on patients. The principles and techniques from the discussion will be realistically implemented on the models.   

Each doctor will have their own model and their own set of surgical instruments during the whole course!

The following will be performed over two days on the models during the Hands-On portion:

  • Surgical extractions
  • Socket preservation with bone graft material and barrier membrane
  • Partial bony maxillary and mandibular impactions performed with flap reflection
  • Bone removal to avoid sensitive anatomic structure
  • Preventing a dry socket
  • Multiple extractions followed by alveoplasty and continuous-lock suturing
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Other minor oral surgery procedures

12 Hands-On Surgical Procedures performed on life-like dentoform models:
  #1 - Surgical extraction of a fractured-lower first molar (Includes root retrieval using algorithm)
  #2 - A socket bone graft procedure. (Bone graft and double barrier membrane.)
  #3 - Multiple extractions (4) including "surgical" root removal 
  #4 - Alveoplasty of the ridge followed by continuous-lock suturing.
  #5 - Surgical extraction of an upper first molar with a fractured root and sinus perforation using 
         techniques that prevent a root from going into the maxillary sinus (embedded within the model).
  #6 - Use a Hedstrom file w/floss for additional control of a root tip near the sinus
  #7 - Use of grafting to treat sinus perforation,
  #8 - Surgical extraction of an upper third molar vertical impaction.
  #9 - Surgical removal of a partial bony mesioangular, lower third molar impaction using a triangular 
          flap and appropriate sectioning technique
 #10 - Perform an excisional biopsy
 #11 - Perform an "incision and drain"
 #12 - Perform a labial frenectomy

This course will enable you to:

  • Go back to the office with superior knowledge
  • Have a solid feel for soft tissue incisions, bone removal and placement of bone graft material
  • Know first-hand how various surgical materials are used and/or manipulated
  • Receive one-on-one instruction and feedback on a number of procedures
  • Understand what current "standards of care" are regarding several surgeries commonly done in a general practice

About the Speaker:
Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses at all the major U.S. meetings, at the state level, and internationally.  His hands-on courses use life-like models on which participants do several different surgeries.  He is currently Clinical Director of Oral Surgery at Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah.  Dr. Koerner graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army, and a Masters Degree in Education.  Though not an oral surgeon, he has practiced oral surgery only for the last 16 years.

Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored and co-authored several books. He has been featured in DVDs for the profession including three made with Dr. Gordon Christensen on difficult extractions, third molar surgery, and medical emergencies. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and the Utah Academy of General Dentistry. 

He has organized and conducted many humanitarian trips to China (patient treatment and teaching other dentists) since 2006 and speaks fluent Chinese.  At the 2010 National AGD Meeting he received the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his contributions to General Dentistry and continuing education.


Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Excellent class, 3rd time taking class with Dr. Koerner.  I learn something new each time I attend his class.  The online link prior to class was excellent information and review.  Gives excellent tips on how to manage difficult extractions.  I learned about treatment of dry sockets/management buffering, extraction of difficult molars, 3rd molar extraction, suturing, management of bleeding, oral sedation."  
     
       – Dr. Roslyn Kellum, Easton, MD

"Really enjoyed the hands on programs.  I learned more about suturing, bone grafting and better ways to remove broken teeth."

       – Dr. Michael Gallet, Mountainside, NJ

"Course is well worth a Friday & Saturday sacrifice. Excellent hands-on experience, excellent lecture material/good handouts."

       – Dr. Linda Reichler, Avon, CT

"Very good course led by an excellent instructor." 
       – Dr. Jerome, Kiely, Ireland

"Hands on was absolutely pertinent.  I was amazed at how realistic a model could be!  Loved the suturing."
      – Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA

"Much more useful and relevant than the average dental CE course!"
       – Dr. Susan Schiffman, Philadelphia, PA

"The course was run very well.  Dr. Koerner is a great speaker and the information he gave can be used in my practice immediately." 
      – Dr. Ryan Hoehner, Bowling Green, OH

"Loved everything - being able to actually practice what was taught is great."
      – Dr. Olukemi Odutayo, Voorhees, NJ

"Excellent course, very informative - can't wait to get back to my practice and put procedures to work." 
      – Dr. Matthew Curtin, Ipswich, MA

"All those pearls of his knowledge and experiences that he shared will benefit me tremendously in my career.  I can see myself doing 3rds extraction faster now."

     – Dr. Meesun Lim, Annandale, VA

"Very helpful course.  Dr. Koerner is an excellent teacher sharing the little secrets which are amazing to know.  I will recommend this course to my friends!"
     – Dr. Vipasha Desai, Newington, CT

"Good course, very detailed and practical.  Dr. Koerner is one of the greatest clinicians I have ever met.  Thanks for the course."
     – Dr. Fuming Li, Millville, NJ

"Dr. Koerner is awesome, very good at answering questions, encouraging people, patient with everyone, knowledgeable."
     – Dr. Krithika Jayaprakash, Vernon, CT

"Excellent course - really informative.  The information given will have an immediate impact on how I do Oral Surgery."
     – Dr. Craig Henry, West Hempstead, NY

"Great course that teaches concepts that I can easily bring to my office on Monday."
     – Dr. Juana Feliz, Trinity, Florida


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Dentist $1,185
Advanced Registration $100 off by 1/31/16

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 THE SCIENCE OF DENTAL FEAR
 (SUNDAY)

Presenter: Larry Sangrik, DDS

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016


Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 153
Subject: Psychosocial, Anxiety,
                Fear in Dentistry Lecture

*Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


Course Description:

Research indicates that an overwhelming percentage of patients find dental care to be an anxiety-producing experience.  At the same time, dentists and dental teams are frustrated when techniques that comfort one patient backfire on another.

This course explores the underlying types of dental fear and the impact on a patient’s personality.  Skills to identify these fears and alternatives to treat the patient’s fears will be discussed.  Offices are encouraged to attend as a group.  Principles learned will benefit dentists, clinical assistants, hygienists and business staff.

Both psychological and pharmacological techniques will be covered.  Emphasis will be placed on safely monitoring patients sedated with nitrous oxide supplemented with oral sedatives. 

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

1) Have a basic vocabulary of dental fear including definitions of fear, anxiety, phobia and apprehension.

2) Understand the relationship between the intensity of an emotion and the proximity of the event that
    initiates that emotion.

3) Understand the concept of the approach/avoidance conflict and how it pertains to the behavior of
    dental patients.

4) Identify the four underlying causes of dental fear in a given patient and the intensity of the fear.

5) Identify the four basic personality types.

6) Understand the various mechanisms to collect information on dental fear from a patient and which is
    most applicable for their particular office.

7) Understand the influence of the dentist’s personality on the collection of dental fear information.

8) Understand the five treatment options to address dental fear, including the advantages and
    disadvantages of each.

9) Be capable of developing a dental treatment plan that includes consideration of a patient’s dental fears.

10) Be capable of using oral benzodiazopines supplemented with nitrous oxide to aid fearful patients.

11) Understand how to properly monitor lightly sedated patient using pulse oximetry and respond
      appropriately should complications develop.

12) Understand how to be compensated for the extra time invested in the treatment of a fearful dental patient.

About the Speaker:
Larry J. Sangrik, DDS

Dr. Sangrik is a 1979 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  He completed the intravenous sedation program at Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio and the comprehensive externship at Midwest Implant Institute.  Having volunteered on the Chardon Fire/Rescue Department, he has personally managed most medical crises, from childbirth to open heart massage.

Active in organized dentistry, Dr. Sangrik has long held numerous positions at the local and state levels.  He also has served as a consultant to the Ohio State Dental Board on a task force concerning the use of oral sedation.

Since 1999 Dr. Sangrik is a well-known dental CE lecturer. His lecture topics include preparing for medical emergencies in the dental office, the science of dental fear, patient monitoring and nitrous oxide sedation.   He has been a featured speaker at two American Dental Association Annual Sessions.  He has also lectured at the Hinman Dental Meeting of Atlanta, the Yankee Dental Congress, the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, the Star of the North Dental Meeting, the Western Regional Dental Convention and five US dental schools.   Additionally, he has addressed numerous state or regional dental conventions from Maine to Arizona. Having been named as one of the nation’s leader’s in dental continuing education for over ten consecutive years, Dr. Sangrik has written for Dentistry Today and Dental Practice Success on the topics of medical emergencies and dental fear.  Currently, he is involved in a research project assessing patient expectation of medical emergencies occurring in dental offices.

Dr. Sangrik maintains a full-time general practice in his hometown of Chardon, Ohio with an emphasis on the treatment of apprehensive patients with IV sedation.



Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"You should not miss "The Science of Dental Fear" course - fantastic presentation by Dr. Larry Sangrik!  I learned a lot of important information that needs to be applied in every dental office."
      – Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

"Very well organized and presented.  Good opportunities for audience interaction."
      – Dr. Roderick MacRae, Brewster, NY

"I learned how to approach apprehensive patients."
      – Dr. Konrad Wiktorzak, Middle Village, NY

"Very informative course."
      – Ms.Naomi Nock, Lincroft, NJ

"Great review of the 'DISC' system - will definitely implement this in my office."

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Dentist $225  |  Staff/Residents $175
Advanced Registration $50 off by 2/12/16

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UPDATE YOUR PRACTICE:  
Paperless, Chartless, Going Digital !!!  (EVENING)
A Special Presentation for Suzy Dental Users!!!

Presenter: Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

Date: Wednesday Evening, February 24, 2016 

Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm


Sponsored by: Suzy Dental

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 4
AGD Code: 561/562
Subject: Information Technology/
              Digital/Video Imaging Lecture

*Lite Fare Included

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

Don't You Want to:
   - save money?

   - have less stress?

   - grow your practice? 

   - make staff more efficient? 

   - impress more patients? 

   - attract more patients?

   - provide better dentistry? 

   - be more profitable? 

   - keep up with or other dental practices? 

   - make more money?


Are you:
   - Still filing or looking for charts?

   - Looking for and developing film x-rays?

   - Trying to understand someone's writing?

   - Giving patients forms to fill out and sign?

   - Still buying lots of impression material, film, chemicals, paper,
      ink, trays, charts, and more?


   - You want to update but are scared or not sure how?

   - Already going digital, but having problems and looking for solutions?
   
   - Need help with staff/computer training?

                         

Course Description:

The best way to update your practice today is to undergo the journey of going digital with the efficiencies, disciplines and updating it will bring to you, your staff and your patients.


You will learn:
  • The steps required, depending on the present organization of your office
  • The pro's and cons of diving in or wading in
  • What order to take
  • The needs of different style and size practices
  • Different technologies available and how best to integrate them
  • Computer software versus computer hardware needs
  • Internet needs and integration
  • Staff abilities required and training
  • Security, backup techniques and strategies
  • Digital communication to your staff, your patients and your vendors
    and eScribing prescriptions
  • Digital x-rays
  • Digital medical histories
  • Digital lab prescriptions
  • Digital insurance
  • Digital impressions 
  • Digital occlusal records
  • Why you cannot afford to not take the path to full electronic records today!
Dr. Feiler started his practice in 1979 and began computerizing and digitizing his practice in 1989  in a continuous journey that keeps his practice in constant update mode. He will take you through the process from a dentist perspective, a staff perspective and an industry perspective. 

About the Speaker:
Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler has a large multi-specialty, multi-location  group practice he founded 35 years ago.  As a graduate of Rutgers College as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, where he later taught prosthodontics and oral diagnosis, he has written and continues to write articles and teach all aspects of oral health. This has expanded into founding and directing the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI), which offers a variety of health education courses for dental professionals.

He is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has also attained fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry and the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland.  Dr. Feiler is a member of the NJ Sleep Society and an avid advocate of the need to screen all patients for sleep disorders as well as treating oral health and wellness from a systemic view.  He is a passionate and interactive presenter dedicated to educating you and your staff to improving your practice success and thus the health of your patients.

Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"Some good practical suggestions to implement.  Broad knowledge of material to accomplish a more specific goal.  A road map as to what to put in place prior to going chartless"
   – Dr. Stephen Kwitnicki, Summit, NJ

"NJHPDI - I love this place!  Each time I come here I feel comfortable and welcome.  Dr. Feiler is a great dentist and wonderful speaker - very knowledgeable and easy going person who loves to help others.  The course was important for me."
  – Iwona Milachek, RDH Westfield, NJ

"Very well organized and structured. Highly informative."
   – Dr. Barry Eisenman, Hamburg, NJ

"Great. Dr. Feiler was very organized with detailed handouts."
  – Dr. David Kim  

"Learned how to be more efficient going paperless.  Our office is in transition and the course has helped me implement tasks that were unknown to me."
   – Kathelin Guerrero, NY, NY

"Excellent course! Organized, step-by-step approach to converting your office to digital.  Should offer consulting for office conversion."
      – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ 

"Good overview course for going digital.  Dr. Feiler is knowledgeable and personable.  NJHPDI is a comfortable and professional place to learn."
     – Dr. Justin Ruffner, Orleans, MA 

"Dr. Feiler is quite knowledgeable and covered a range of topics including extra notes - off main topic - that were very insightful.  A competent and sequential method to take my office digital and will serve as a springboard to action.
    – Dr. Kenneth Simckes, Monsey, NY  

"Pertinent information, very expansive range of information.  It highlighted a lot of issues we have in our office.  I learned about many software programs that will benefit our office."
    – Solanyi Rosario, NY, NY  

"Very good - helpful advice.  I'm glad Dr. Feiler shared what he uses in his office."
    – Dr. Dale Smith, Cinnaminson, NJ


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Dentist  $145
Staff without Dentist  $125
Staff with Dentist  $85
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ENGINEERING MODERN ENDODONTIC ACCESS PREP & DENTINE CONSERVATION
  (HANDS-ON)

Presenter: Marc Balson, DDS

Date: Friday, February 26, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

AGD Coding

CE Credits: 6
AGD Code: 075
Subject: Obturation Techniques
               Participation

*Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

Sponsored by: SS White

Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

Objectives of Workshop:
To present a predictable and reproducible root canal therapy that reduces post treatment failure rates and enhances long term tooth prognosis.

Description of Workshop:
Discusses areas of tooth anatomy that can create endodontic problems and how new concepts in access design, dentine conservation, and file techniques can remedy these short comings.

Description of Workshop Content:

This workshop will describe how to perform root canals in such a way that patients receive a long-term treatment option focusing on the preservation of vital tooth structure to reduce post-treatment failure rates.

Discussion will include how anatomic danger zones and tooth anatomy can effect rotary file design selection and techniques. Subtle and not-so-subtle areas of tooth anatomy which can create problems for the dentist will be outlined. New rotary file design parameters and root canal file techniques that compensate for these areas will be discussed.

Current, pertinent, and professional literature that is fundamental to the successful practice of endodontics will be discussed. This will include a thorough discussion concerning access, rotary file design, instrumentation techniques, and various obturation options.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have obtained specialist knowledge and an understanding of how various endodontic procedures and dentin conservation techniques could contribute to a predictable, reproducible therapy which enhances the long-term prognosis of the tooth. 



Hands-on Portion of
 Workshop:

The hands-on session allows participants to experience modern root canal access and shaping techniques using rotary and hand instruments engineered for dentine conservation.  Exercises will compare traditional and modern instrumentation techniques that either compromise or strengthen remaining tooth structure.  

During the hands-on session participants will learn and have the opportunity to:

     • Identify key zones of mutual interest to the endodontic specialist and restorative dentist during
       root canal access and preparation.

     • Utilize new descriptive terms for endodontic instrumentation applicable to modern endodontic 
       access preps and dentin conservation techniques.

     • Apply modern instrumentation techniques that preserve the pulp horn and peri-cervical zones
       of dentin to conserve the inherent strength of the tooth. 

     • Experience how instrument choices influence root canal access and shape preparation.  

     • Discover how endodontic access and preparation techniques impact long-term
       restorative success. 

    Attendees Need to Bring: TWO Extracted Molar Tooth, TWO Extracted Anterior Tooth (Extracted Teeth Must Be Sterilized), Loupes

    About the Speaker:

    Marc Balson, DDS

    Dr. Marc Balson is the founder of Livingston Endodontic Associates, P.A. and has been in practice for over 30 years in Essex County, New Jersey. Dr. Balson is a 1978 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. He received his endodontic certificate from Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and New York University College of Dentistry in 1981. Dr. Balson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. 

    Dr. Balson is a past president of the American Association of Endodontists and served in that capacity from 2005 to 2006. He was also the president of Essex County Dental Society from 1995 to 1996. Dr. Balson presently serves on the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Journal of Endodontics and is a past director on the Board of Trustees of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics. 

    He is a former endodontics consultant at the East Orange Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Balson taught post graduate endodontics at New York University College of Dentistry as an Associate Clinical Professor of Post Graduate Endodontics. He was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Endodontics at the University of Medicine & Dentistry in New Jersey. 

    Dr. Balson lectures nationally and internationally on various endodontic topics. He has written several articles on endodontics including one recently published on bisphosphonates and bone osteonecrosis of the jaws, a significant issue facing the public as well as the medical and dental communities.

    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Speaker:

    "Very informative approach to a new idea of root canal treatment.  Learning to save teeth and manage long-term prognosis.  I think this course is wonderful and it needs to be taught in dental school!" 
          – Dr. Hiren Shah, Franklin Park, NJ

    "It was great to have an introduction to a new concept of accessing.  Dr. Balson was very thorough and a patient lecturer." 
          – Dr Mali Hung, Fort Lee, NJ

    "Very helpful - information was very useful for my office"
           – Dr. Sheldon Berkman, Lawrenceville, NJ

    "Very detailed and excellent presentation in minimally invasive rotary RCT treatment."  
           – Dr. Steven DeVito, North Bergen, NJ

    "Everything about the course was great! Thank you."
           – Dr. Lisa Lindstrom, Toronto, Canada

    "Excellent.  Dr. Balson was very clear and went through all aspects of Endo in a very organized fashion.  I learned to approach endo in a more conservative way to maintain tooth strength."
           – Dr. Ramon Batista, NJ

    "Excellent speaker, good equipment, comfortable environment."
         – Dr. Ben Pomeranc, Livingston, NJ

    "It was a great course.  Dr. Balson shared a lot of his experience and knowledge and made it really simple to understand." 
         – Dr. Balwinder Dhaliwal, Basking Ridge, NJ

    "Great lecture with great material.  Extracted teeth to practice on were excellent."
          – Dr. Joseph Rubulotta, Toms River, NJ

    "I learned a lot about technique and products available to improve patient care." 
          – Dr. Gertrudis Garcia, New Milford, NJ

    "Dr. Balson is an excellent speaker - very down to earth with concepts you can use in your office the next day." 
         – Dr. Martin Stess, Flemington, NJ

    "Great course and everybody was very helpful and informative." 
         – Dr. Herminio Perez, Harrison, NJ

    – TUITION –

    Dentist $350
    Advanced Registration $75 off by 2/12/16

    *Limited to 24 Attendees

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    REMOVABLE RESTORATIVE SOLUTIONS
    FOR TODAY’S DENTISTRY  
    (HANDS-ON)  (SUNDAY)

    Presenter: Michael Goodman,
                         CEO Equipoise

    Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm


    Sponsored by: Equipoise

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 7
    AGD Code: 670
    Subject: Prosthodontics/Removable
                     Participation

    *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



    Course Description:

    A thorough and comprehensive examination of biomechanics in removable restorative design. The Equipoise System and philosophy insures the dentists and patients, a predictable, successful prosthesis by directing forces along the long axis of the tooth designed to strengthen the periodontal structures while protecting and preserving the abutment teeth. You will observe how versatile the equipoise system is with existing dentition, conventional and precision designs and as an excellent tooth borne solution with implant supported Equipoise C&L attachments.

    Educational Objectives:
    • Filling an important area in your practice with proven complete design systems
    • EQ Implant tooth borne solutions consistent with physiological movements.
    • Single crowns for free-end saddle design.
    • How Equipoise is a minimally invasive technique.
    • How crucial stability is for success with RPDs.
    • The importance of guide planes on existing dentition cases.
    • Bite raising solutions that are practical and affordable.
    This Seminar will cover:

    DIDACTIC: Comprehensive Examination of Biomechanics in RPD Design

    CLINICAL CASES STUDIES
    The segment will show you numerous case studies on the many usages and versatility of the Equipoise system. You will see how to take on the most difficult case scenarios including perio-cases, difficult tooth configurations, Equipoise with implants, single abutments for free-end saddles and much more!

    PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
    We will show you how easy and manageable the Equipoise System is to use in your practice. You will learn how to incorporate a philosophy of design which is simple, profitable and most of all, rewarding for you and your patients.

    DIAGNOSTIC TREATMENT PLANNING  (HANDS-ON)
    We will show you how to treatment plan your own cases.
    *Please bring diagnostic casts for preparation and evaluation (The more challenging, the better!)

    Conclusion:
    Attendees will learn how to effectively incorporate a time-tested, clinically proven design system to fill an important niche in their dental practice. The Equipoise System enables the dentist to replace missing teeth in virtually all design scenarios. You will learn how to take on challenging cases with confidence incorporating a philosophy of design which is simple, predictable, profitable and rewarding for your patients.

    Participants should bring diagnostic casts for prep and evaluation.

    About the Speaker:
    Michael Goodman,CEO Equipoise
     
                   
    Michael Goodman is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville and the Magna Institute of Dental Technology, specializing in crown & bridge and denture.

    As the President of the Equipoise Dental Center, he runs the Equipoise Dental Laboratory and trains and licenses dental laboratories in the principles of Equipoise. He also manufactures Equipoise products, and attachments. Mr. Goodman has been presenting Equipoise courses to dentists and dental laboratories nationally and internationally for over 20 years. 


    He has been published in the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Products Report and Dental Economics. He co-authored with Dr. Neal Seltzer. "Predictable Long Term Results Using Properly Designed Removable Partial Dentures & Rest Preparations in Crowns & Natural Dentition." Dentistry Today, and is responsible for the CRA report, July 2003.

    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

    "Very informative course, an eye opener!"
         – Dr. Olha Shender, Torono, CANADA

    "Very informative, engaging speaker, eloquent lecturer.  Very clean facility, good parking, great air conditioner control, good handout and directions, very good breakfast and lunch, great supply of coffee and drinks through the day."
         – Dr. Ana Balica, Astoria, NY

    "Excellent course - new insights into fabrications."
         – Dr. Joseph Diacovo, Kingston, NY

    "Mr. Goodman gives a concise and enthusiastic presentation.  He is obviously well informed and has a mastery of RPD construction."
         – Dr.Stuart Kofsky, Poughkeepsie, NY

    "The course is very good and informative.  Definitely an innovative way to do partial dentures."
          – Dr. Patrick Yap, Albany, NY

    "Opened my eyes to other appointments for my patients."
         – Dr. James Aris, Wilton, CT

    "I have been doing this technique for almost 30 years and I still learned additional techniques and skills."
         – Dr. Harris Levine, River Edge, NJ

    "A game changer! Once I started doing Equipoise Prosthetics in my office, I could never ever think of returning to the way I used to design removable prosthetics before.”

    “What a great lecture! It was a good opportunity to familiarize myself with the technique and a wonderful way to educate my dentists into keeping endodontically treated teeth. This is definitely right in line with the Pankey philosophy of keeping the patient’s natural dentition in full function for the rest of the patient’s life." 

    “Your course on the Equipoise RPD designed system has changed my life in dentistry forever. I now enjoy delivering removable prosthesis that work beautifully. The C&L precision crowns and attachments are remarkable! My patients finally have RPD’s which are comfortable, totally functional and esthetic.” 

    “It was my pleasure to meet with you, and I congratulate you for your continued innovative work in removable prosthodontics.”

    For more information, please visit:
    www.equipoisedental.com


    – TUITION –

    Dentist $350
    Advanced Registration $50 off by 2/21/16

    *Limited to 24 Attendees

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    BONE GRAFTING:
    Extraction Site and Ridge Preservation, The Foundation for Dental Implants  
    (HANDS-ON)

    Presenter: Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD,
                        MBA, FACD, FICD

    Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 7
    AGD Code: 499
    Subject: Bone Grafting/
                    GTR Surgery Participation

    Sponsored by: Hu-Friedy

    *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

     –  COURSE FULL - Waiting List Available  –

    Course Description:

    Each year in the US, millions of teeth are extracted due to conditions such as caries, trauma and advanced periodontal disease Extraction site grafting and ridge preservation procedures offer significant advantages to the patient and the dental practice, but many dentists still aren’t taking advantage of the benefits these procedures offer to their patients.

    Tooth extraction without concomitant socket grafting results in osseous deformities of the alveolar ridge, such as reduced height and width. This makes subsequent management of aesthetics and implant placement very challenging. Socket grafting using a bone graft substitute has been shown to significantly reduce the bone loss, better maintain the ridge dimensions and enhance the clinician’s ability to provide esthetically and functionally satisfying restorations at a later time.

    This course will help you understand site development principles and bone grafting protocols leading to the optimal foundation for esthetics and implant success. Attendees will gain the skill sets necessary to achieve predictable hard tissue augmentation and work with grafting materials in a hands-on setting.

    HANDS-ON PORTION:

    Performed on pig jaws from extraction, preparation placement of bone grafts
    • Principle of successful hard tissue augmentation 
    • Steps to performing extraction socket grafting and ridge preservation
    • Instrumentation used to successfully perform bone augmentation
    • Bone graft materials and indications for particular material
    • Bone grafting complications
    • Hands-on extraction socket grafting utilizing instructed technique
    • Site development
    • Bone graft & membrane placement
    • Suture technique

    About the Speaker:
    Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA, FACD, FICD

    Dr. Jon Suzuki has a Presidential Appointment as Professor of Microbiology in the School of Medicine and Professor of Periodontology in the School of Dentistry at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He has been Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and Chief of Hospital Dentistry, UPMC-Presbyterian University Hospital. Dr. Suzuki received his DDS from Loyola University of Chicago and his PhD in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He completed an NIH Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and has a Clinical Certificate in Periodontics at University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, a Specialist Microbiologist of the American College of Microbiology, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Suzuki has published over 100 papers, chapters and symposia, 175 abstracts, and one textbook in Medical Technology. He is in private practice limited to Periodontics in Philadelphia.

    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

    "I learned bone grafting and socket preservation techniques, also Dr. Suzuki covered POI which most courses do not.  He was outstanding - I'm going to immediately sign up for the other course at NJHPDI."
          – Dr. Craig Henry, Astoria, NY

    "Dr. Suzuki is a wonderful wealth of knowledge.  I truly feel more prepared for ridge preservation." 
          – Dr. Erin Welfel, Fair Lawn, NJ

    "Fantastic course - well organized, clear information, good guidance during hands-on.  I learned many pearls and a whole new procedure" 
          – Dr. Sydney Sowell, Upper Marlboro, MD

    "Up to date info that is practical and useful.  Great supervision during clinical."
          – Dr. Jennifer Chin, Pearl River, NY

    "Jon Suzuki is thorough and well organized.  Excellent presenter.  I learned how to extend my flap, templating the membrane."
          – Dr. Carolyn DeForte, Little Silver, NJ
     
    "Very informative though not overwhelming.  Dr Suzuki is very knowledgeable. Practical part was very thorough and there was ample time to complete all procedures."
          – Dr. Aleksandra Glodek, Princeton, NJ
     
    "This course gave a step by step approach to a common procedure that can increase quality of patient care and profits."
          – Dr. Anthony Corello, Westfield, NJ
     
    "Excellent course - I enjoyed the hands-on."
          – Dr. Marc Pukenas, Egg Harbor, NJ
     
    "Quality, organization and delivery of the material - hands-on was great.  One of the best courses I have taken here."
          – Dr. Nate Satler, NY, NY
     
    "Instructor explained things very well.  I learned how to do bone preservation in extraction sites and bone augmentation in areas for implants."
          – Dr. Robert Marino, Hillsboro, NJ
     
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    Dentist $595

    *Limited to 24 Attendees

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    PHOTOGRAPHY TO GROW YOUR PRACTICE
    (SUNDAY)  (HANDS-ON in TX ROOMS)

    Presenter: Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

    Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016 

    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 7
    AGD Code: 138
    Subject: Digital Dental
                   Photography Participation

    *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

    Necessary course for Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants!
    –  This course has been sold out each time we held it!  –



    Course Description:

    Today with chartless offices, electronic health records and all types of imaging, the need for photography is greater than ever for documentation, before and after photos, insurance submissions, cosmetic dentistry, soft tissue pathology, orthodontics and restorative dentistry not to mention internal and external marketing, teaching, and even for resumes in this age of applying for positions at all ages.

    Photographic images should ideally be taken and used by clinical assistants, hygienists and even administrative staff more than the doctors to be used most effectively.   Both doctors and staff should be well trained in the needs, uses and techniques.

    You will learn:
         • Why It is essential to use photography in your practice
         • What cameras to use and why point and shoots should be the mainstay of your practice
         • Techniques for taking both  extraoral and intraoral photos
         • How to use photography for documentation
         • Where to store photos
         • Patient concerns and how to deal with them
         • How to use photography for treatment planning  and consultation
         • How to use photography for internal and external marketing
         • How and when to use patient consent forms
         • How to use photos in cosmetic simulation imaging
         • How you photography will expand your practice 
         • When you need an SLR camera
         • When you need an intraoral camera
         • Photography resources

    Hands On Portion:
    This session will take place twice during the day with each attendee taking photos, assist in taking photos and be the patient (all three situations important to experience and fully understand).

         • How to use a point and shoot well
         • What photos to take and when 
         • How to use the flash well
         • How and when to use the zoom features
         • How to frame photos
         • How to take portraits
         • How to take pictures of your office
         • How to take photos for shades for lab communication
         • How to use retractors
         • How to get patients to smile properly
         • Learn the difference between a smile and a grimace
         • Learn when you want and how to profile views
         • Learn when you want and the different type of profile views
         • How to deal with the variables of different types of patients
         • How to take operative photos versus before and after photos
         • How to take pictures with two people
         • How to take pictures alone with the patient’s assistance

    About the Speaker:
    Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

    Dr. Feiler started his dental practice in 1979 as a solo general practitioner with a special interest in bonded composite cosmetic makeovers, morphing into a large group practice a year later and then as a cosmetic dentist developed a boutique cosmetic group practice in 1985. With the addition of orthodontics and surgery, it again developed into a large multi-specialty group. Feiler Dental Associates has had ten different offices located over the years in both NJ and NY, and presently is a multi-specialty, multi-location group practice, with 40 total staff employed, including 3 locations, 10 dentists and 7 hygienists all in northern NJ. He presently limits his personal practice to difficult and unusual cases, oral health, mentoring, practice administration and development.

    A graduate of Rutgers College as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, where he later taught prosthodontics and oral diagnosis, he has written and continues to write articles on all aspects of dentistry. This has expanded into founding and directing the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI).



    Dr. Feiler has been an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for over 20 years. He has been an Elite and Premier Invisalign Provider and a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry,  Academy of General Dentistry and the American Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Among Dr. Feiler's other achievements are a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and with a background in biochemistry and dental research, a fellowship at the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About Dr. Feiler and This Course:

    "I have taken this course myself several years ago and have also sent my staff recently.  It was instantly useful! I have not had to take a photo in my office since that date.  Better communication with patients and labs equals less headache for me and better patient care. Great money spent!" 
          – Dr. Robert Scarazzo, DMD, FAGD, Doylestown, PA    

    "Excellent presentation.  Very simple systems for photo taking and incorporation into the day to day function of the office."
          – Dr. Tony Corello - Westfield, NJ

    "Dr. Feiler encouraged group members to critique photos which helped a lot. Good/appropriate mix of didactic with hands-on.  Debrief after hands-on was great!" 
         – Dr. Valli Meeks, Baltimore, MD

    "I liked the hands on aspect - very clear explanation of cameras functions." 
         – Dr. Kenneth Simckes, Monsey, NY

    "The course was very good - I learned a lot of new techniques which make things much easier." 
        – Ms. Simone Pryce, Oakland, NJ

    "Very nice course - Photography is an important area and is over looked - this course fills that niche." 
         – Dr. Craig Henry, Astoria, NY

    "Very informative and practical. The hands-on portion was very useful!"
         – Dr. Patrick Yap, Oceanside, NY

    "Perfect.  Very well organized and there was enough equipment for everyone in attendance." 
          – Ms. Jennyfer Bazo, Paterson, NJ

    "Dr. Feiler is a great dentist and wonderful speaker - very knowledgeable and easy going person who loves to help others."
          – Iwona Milachek, RDH Westfield, NJ
     
    "Dr. Feiler is knowledgeable and personable.  NJHPDI is a comfortable and professional place to learn."
         – Dr. Justin Ruffner, Orleans, MA

    "Very good experience - learned great techniques for intraoral, profile and general aspects of photography in the dental field." 

         – Ms. Yvette Vargas, New York, NY


    – TUITION –

    Dentist $345
    Staff without a Dentist $245
    Staff with a Dentist $195
    Group Rate (2 or more staff members) $195/ each

    *Limited to 21 Attendees

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      THE ART & SCIENCE OF THE DIRECT ANTERIOR & POSTERIOR ESTHETIC RESTORATIONS
     (HANDS-ON)

    Presenter: Mark Pitel, DMD,
                       FAGD, FACD, FADFE


    Date: Friday, March 11, 2016

    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Sponsored by: GC America

    AGD Coding

    CE Credits: 7
    AGD Code: 250/780
    Subject: Operative (Restorative) Dentistry &
                   Esthetics/Cosmetic
                   Dentistry Participation

    *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included


    Course Description:

    In today’s modern dental practice, excellent esthetics has become the expected outcome by an ever more educated and demanding patient.
       • Restorative dentistry is no longer just about form and function
       • Esthetic dentistry is not just limited to the anterior teeth and the smile
       • Dentists must be able to utilize dental materials in a truly biomimetic manner to create
         restorations of lasting value and extraordinary beauty.

    Though porcelain laminates and other indirect ceramic restorations have grown in popularity as the preferred method for restoring the anterior esthetic case, not every patient needs, desires or can afford them.

    Fortunately, a steady stream of advancements in adhesion dentistry, composite resins and even glass ionomers provides dentists and patients with excellent alternatives to bonded ceramics.

    Three-dimensional, multi-layered direct composite restorations can now closely rival the functionality and beauty of natural tooth structure.

    They offer the benefits of full artistic control for the dentist, reduced tooth preparation for the patient and the convenience of a single appointment.

    In this course:

      – State-of-the-art techniques for the placement of anterior and posterior direct composite
         restorations will be covered in great detail.
      – The program will provide an in-depth discussion of the philosophy and methods used for
          accurately selecting shades for your direct and indirect restorations.
      – We'll cover concepts and materials for quickly and effectively placing posterior direct
         restorations without open contacts or post operative sensitivity.
      – Harness your creative skills and learn how to use simple direct techniques to dazzle your
         patients utilizing the powers engineered into today’s restorative materials.  

    You will learn:

       • Working with diagnostic wax-ups, mockups and clinical preparation templates
       • Layered composite concepts, techniques and strategies
       • Match shade versus create shade concepts
       • The direct composite veneer -  a viable alternative to the porcelain veneer 
       • All restorative solutions for simple orthodontic cases
       • Strategies for predictable shade selection and matching
       • The new generations of glass ionomer materials and their uses
       • How bulk filling materials and concepts may eliminate the need to layer direct
           posterior fillings
       • Advantages of the 3-D Master shade concepts vs. conventional shade guides 
       • Much, much, more

    Hands-On Section:

       • Various Cosmetic procedures performed on Viade Typodont Models
       • Lingual Prep Guide using EXA’lence VPES Impression Putty
       • Layered Class IV Direct Composite
       • Characterized direct composite veneer, craze lines and hypo calcification
       • Diastema Closure (option)
       • Bulk Fill (Monolythic) Posterior Glass Ionomer Restoration
       • Closed Sandwich, Glass Ionomer/Composite Restoration

    Course Objectives:

    1. Participants who attend this program will learn how to select and use modern systems of
            direct composites and glass ionomers to easily, predictably and profitably restore
            anterior and posterior teeth.

    2. Participants who attend this program will learn how bulk filling techniques are making
            a comeback and can now be used to rapidly place posterior direct restorations.

    3. Participants who attend this program will learn how to make and use diagnostic wax-ups
            and composite mockups to plan esthetic cases, verify the outcome before placement
            and to remove the improvisational technique elements in direct and indirect
            esthetic restorations.

      About the Speaker:
      Mark L. Pitel, DMD, FAGD, FACD, FADFE

      Dr. Mark Pitel is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Operative Dentistry at the Columbia University College  of Dental Medicine and Director of Predoctoral and CDE Esthetics.   He also maintains a private practice in Poughkeepsie, New York.  A 3rd generation dentist, he has over 33 years experience owning and operating private general practices with an “emphasis on Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry” in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California and New York. 

      A past president of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Pitel is an active member of numerous other dental organizations such as the International Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He has received his fellowship from the American College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Academy of Dentofacial Esthetics, holds Level II certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has been recognized by Who's Who in Dentistry.  

      Dr. Pitel is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on topics such as adhesive dentistry, anterior and posterior esthetic restorations and cosmetic and laser dentistry.  

      He has authored numerous scientific papers and articles of interest to patients and is the author of a textbook on dental impression taking.  A former editor of the NJ AGD Journal, he has received several awards for journalism in dentistry.  


      Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

      "Excellent presentation of chroma, hue and value relating to anterior aesthetics; excellent review of posterior glass ionomers."
             – Dr. Nicole Mermet, NY

      "Amazing presentation by Dr. Pitel! I learned valuable information to get the best esthetic results by using step by step technique."

             – Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

      "Excellent course, very well presented, very informative."
             – Dr. Barry Eisenman, Hamburg, NJ


      – TUITION –

      Dentist $445
      Advanced Registration $50 off by 3/4/16

      CALL For Staff Rate

      *Limited to 24 Attendees

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      FOUNDATIONS OF DENTAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT 
      WITH A FOCUS ON HUMAN RESOURCES AND 
      REVENUE SYSTEMS
       (SUNDAY)

      Presenter: Bridget Fay

      Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016

      Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

      AGD Coding

      CE Credits: 6
      AGD Code: 550
      Subject: Practice Management & Human
         Relations Lecture

      *Breakfast & Lunch Included

      Course Description:

      Join us for a day full of management gold! This course will cover the role of the office administrator/ leader and what true management means in today’s dental office. Experienced dentists know clinical excellence alone does not spell success – managerial talent and leadership is needed as well.

      Discussions will focus on situations that most managers encounter in their new roles. Special focus will be given to human resources and revenue management.

      This course is designed for doctors or managers with less than five years of management experience or for those desiring a refresher course on the basics of dental office management.

        About the Speaker:
        Bridget Fay

        Bridget Fay is a senior consultant with Odyssey Management, Inc. Her multiple years of experience in the dental field (from assistant to manager) help her to coach her clients to success. She works with offices to improve their insurance processes, revenue cycles and accounts receivable systems. She has worked with multiple start-up practices, helping them establish lasting systems and helping set up software programs. Bridget is a board member for Centura College in Richmond, VA, a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, and enjoys blogging and speaking about the dental industry. She can be reached at Bridget@OdysseyMgmt.com.


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "Being my first time in the management field of dentistry, I found this course/lecture very intriguing.  I was taught different techniques/systems that I definitely would put into place at my practice." 
               – Ms. Mendelina Nunez, NY, NY

        "Excellent course, full of important information and good tips for the office manager!" 
               – Dr. Rebekah Brevard, Cape May Court House, NJ

        "Great topic and excellent speaker.  I learned some management tips and great ideas for HR.  Looking forward to applying all of this!" 
               – Mr. Johnny Batista, Office Manager, Staten Island, NY

        "Well spent time filled with notes of humor by Bridget Fay.  Great course especially if you are looking to expand your practice and getting more patients - Not to be missed!  I also learned what is the best way to hire or fire workers and how to expand your practice." 
               – Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

        "Great start for becoming more attune to business side.  Leaves you thirsting for more details."    
               – Dr. HarSimran Virdee, Monroe, NJ

        "This course is definitely very informative.  As a new dentist and a brand new practice owner, I can absolutely appreciate this information!"
               – Dr. Irina Kazbanov, Fort Lee, NJ

        "Precise, to the point, high energy speaker."
              – Dr. Joyce Kurdian, Basking Ridge, NJ

        "Very informative, good attitude and energy--very engaging and interesting.  I can relate to every topic and gives very clear explanation."
             – Ms. Daniela Corn, Port Chester, NY


        – TUITION –

        Dentist $245  |  Staff $195
        Advanced Registration $40 off by 2/29/16

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        GERIATRIC DENTISTRY:  
        Treating Vulnerable, Older Adults in Practice & Nursing Home

        Presenter: Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS 

        Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
        Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 6
        AGD Code: 752
        Subject: Geriatric Dentistry Lecture

        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


        Course Description:

        A large segment of our older population is aging successfully, but a smaller percentage, the frail elderly, have significant challenges, including dementia, polypharmacy, hyposalivation, psychosocial changes and more.  These can impact dental treatment planning, preventive strategies, and care management.  Dementia is complex and extends through stages, from mild cognitive impairment to late stages with significantly diminished function.  Through slides and video, we will review best practices in communication with the patient with dementia, including those who demonstrate care resistant behavior.  We will also review some common medications of the frail elder, and in what ways we must make modifications to dental care, including before and during treatment, and home care. Treatment planning “ideally” may not always be appropriate with the frail elder---we will discuss in this presentation both the strategies for decision making and determining when and how to seek a surrogate to play a role in the consent process.  Ample time will be provided for discussion regarding challenges that attendees are seeing with their older patients.

        Learning Objectives: Following the presentation, the learner should be able to:

             • List both normal-age related changes and disease-related changes which could affect
               oral health and the provision of dental care

             • Define dementia, list four different types, and describe how Alzheimer’s disease
               is expressed. Review how dental providers can modify communication for
               improved success.

             • Discuss differences between nursing home and assisted living, which is appropriate for
               each, and how dental care and mouth care may be provided for residents of each setting.

             • List four questions which can be used to assess capacity to consent in a patient
               with dementia.

             • Describe the concept of function as relates to frail older adults, and use it to make 
               decisions regarding treatment planning.

             • Describe medications which are a concern with older patients and appropriate strategies, 
               including antibiotics which may cause C. Difficile infection

             • List medication classes likely to cause salivary gland hypofunction, and describe 
               preventive protocols which can help minimize risk of dental disease.

        About the Speaker:
        Sam Zwetchkenbaum, DDS

        Dr. Sam Zwetchkenbaum completed a fellowship in the Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship, part of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) in Newark and the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, Rowan University- School of Osteopathic Medicine in South Jersey. He now teaches part time at RSDM and is director of Senior Dental Solutions of NJ, a service which brings portable equipment to facilities to provide dental care. Previously, he was faculty at University of Michigan, providing clinical care and directing the General Practice Residency program.  He received his DDS from the University of North Carolina in 1987, completed a General Practice Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis in 1988, and completed Post-graduate studies in Prosthodontics at RSDM (formerly UMDNJ)in 1992. He received an MPH in
        Health Management and Policy from the University Of Michigan School
                                                Of Public Health in 2006.


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "I have always found the courses here to be relevant and up to date on current techniques.  Dr. Z is addressing issues that are important to the aging population and can be implemented in practice." 
               – Dr. Virginia Walsh, Bedminster, NJ

        "Great course provided by NJHPDI! Fantastic presentation by Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum who covered valuable information about geriatric dentistry."
              – Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Office Staff, Clifton, NJ

        "Excellent overview of issues related to dental treatment of the geriatric population."
              – Dr. John Crary, Fort Plain, NY

        "Highly informative course.  I learned a better approach to treatment planning communicating and treating elderly patients."
              – Dr. Adam Travan, River Edge, NJ

        “Very good course for dentists treating older patients."
              – Dr. Seyed Shahmehdi, Little Falls, NJ

        "As always, NJHPDI gets a great speaker with total knowledge of the lecture keeping everyone's attention!" 
              – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY

        "Would highly recommend this course for geriatrics." 
              – Dr. Puneeta Grover, Watchung, NJ

        "Very informative and highly recommended."
              – Dr. Nerissa Pascual, Hackensack, NJ

        "I learned how to provide proper treatment to the elderly, especially patients with dementia and other diseases."          
              – Dr. Joel Okon, Lindenwold, NJ 

        – TUITION –

        Dentist $225  |  Staff $175
        Advanced Registration $40 off by 2/29/16

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        CONTEMPORARY COSMETIC DENTISTRY:     (HANDS-ON)
        Principles that "Facilitate & Replicate" the Smiles
        of our Patients

        Presenter: Hugh Flax, DDS, AACD, MICOI

        Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
        Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

        Sponsored by: Bisco, Doxa, Kettenback,
                                  Microcopy, SDI, Shofu,
                                  SolutionReach 

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 7
        AGD Code: 780
        Subject: Esthetic/Cosmetic
                       Dentistry Participation

        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included 

        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 



        Course Description:
         

           • Patient's cosmetic dental expectations are growing so that you must learn to master the art and
             science of esthetics both in the front and the back of the mouth.  
           • Fortunately advancements in technology and materials have allowed dentists and their teams to be
             on the same page with the patient, lab, and specialist ...
           • Helping you to create extra-ordinary results that are predictable and profitable for the practice while
             also creating affordable value for your patients!

        Learning Objectives:

           1. Learn critical factors in smile design that help you create beauty and” keep it real”
           2. See how veneer cases can be easy to do by always doing 4 critical steps
           3. Discover how laser technology can make your cases esthetically beautiful, biologically healthy
               that promote healing and improve your bottom line –even 2 months faster in complex cases.

           4. Find out how having the ability to efficiently and effectively design smiles with composite is not a
              “lost art’ using minimally invasive preparation design and properly layering composite resin with
               simple layering of opacity, translucency and color to achieve the beautiful and believable results.

           5. Learn updated techniques in posterior composites that are minimally invasive.

        Hands-On Portion:

           • To assist attendees in best applying some of these concepts we will do an afternoon hands-on session
              so that smile enhancement and rejuvenation can be fun and profitable for each practice.

           • When optimized and mastered, successful smile design requires a collaboration of the patient and the
             dental team (doctor; staff; lab; and specialists).

           • The fundamental key is communication of macro and micro dental esthetics.
           • Mastery of this concept is the difference between patient satisfaction and constant frustration, economic
             loss and even legal imposition. 

        Together we will:

            1. Learn the critical views and techniques to establish the nuances that the entire team needs to know
                for planning and creating realistic expectations for final result.
            2. Discover an easy to use camera and photographic protocol that all  staff members can implement.
            3. Pick shades with Dental Shade Matcher.
            4. Use the Vanini System to communicate intensives; opalescents, and characterizations.

        *Attendees Need to Bring:
         Laptop, so you can participate in the Dental Shade Matcher exercise

        About the Speaker:
        Hugh Flax, DDS, AACD, MICOI

        Dr. Flax received his DDS degree from Emory University in 1983 following undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa honors.  He did Posterior Composites research at LSU Dental School during his residency in 1984-1985.

        He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1994 and became Accredited in 1997.  He was President of the Atlanta Chapter of the AACD (1996-1998) and founded the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Flax also served for two years as Co-Chair of the Conference Advisory Committee for 2003 AACD Scientific Session in Orlando.  He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Practical Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has been the Chairperson of the AACD Private Education Advisory Council, the 2008 AACD Meeting, the 2010 AACD European Meeting, and was a member of the AACD Board of Directors for over 8 years.

        Outside of the AACD, Dr. Flax is a member of the ADA, AGD, ALD, AAID, ICOI, the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association and is a member of the Catapult Group, the Dental Industry’s Premier Speakers Bureau. He is also a certified Fellow with World Clinical Laser Institute and is a Fellow of both the International Academy of Dentofacial Therapeutics and ICOI.

        Dr. Flax practices full time in Atlanta, Georgia focusing on functional-appearance related conditions and advanced laser dentistry .  He writes and lectures to dentists on how to do the same for their own practices—including a full chapter in Dental Clinics of North America (Spring, 2011).  For 4 years in a row, his website has been rated one of the best by Dental Economics magazine.  In 2003, he was WSB-TV.com’s expert on Cosmetic Dentistry as well as appearing on FOX News demonstrating the miraculous benefits of laser dentistry. He has been the expert dentist on the “Meet the Products” television show and H2O Magazine.  

        Dr Flax and his practice have been featured in many women’s magazines such as Cosmo, Allure, and Good Housekeeping as well as The Wall Street Journal, Dear Doctor, and Productive Dentist magazine (cover story), The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Jezebel, Atlanta magazine, In Style, and New Beauty magazine.


        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

        "Very good lecturer, comprehensive & informative. I learned how to properly treatment plan certain cases using multifocal elements."
               – Dr. Irena Kravtsov, River Edge, NJ

        "Very good and well organized course. The hands-on portion was very helpful."
               – Dr. Jacquelyn Marano, Chatham, NJ

        "Dr. Flax presented a great overview of esthetic restorative treatment in an enjoyable discussion of case studies."

        "The participation exercises in photography and shading were valuable in understanding the concepts."

        – TUITION –

        Dentist $445  |  Staff $295
        Advanced Registration $50 off by 3/31/16

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          SUCCESS WITH DENTAL INSURANCE:
        Mastering the Codes is Easy – But That's Just
        The Beginning 
         (SUNDAY)  

        Presenter: Tom Limoli, Jr.

        Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016
        Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

        AGD Coding

        CE Credits: 7
        AGD Code: 554
        Subject: Dental Insurance Lecture

        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included


        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

        * An Essential Course in 2016 for Dentists and Staff...
        especially Administrative staff! *



        Course Description:

        Have you noticed the new reimbursement challenges that began in 2016?
        Crowns with and without buildups not being approved like they used to? Now with every D4341 they want radiographs and periodontal charts and then they pay it at D4342.
        Get ready, because it’s going to get a lot tougher before it gets any easier.
        Better yet – get prepared for tomorrow’s world of changing reimbursement systems.

        This full day workshop will provide for you a comprehensive overview of the skills and information needed to cope with as well as profit from market changes. Learn to work with and understand the patient’s benefit plan restrictions and limitations. Even if your office doesn’t accept the insurance assignment, you shouldn’t ignore this critical component of “Value Added” customer service while you streamline and simplify the reimbursement process.

        In addition, the workshop will provide for you the basic skills and information needed to cope with, as well as profit from market changes. Benefit plan provisions, limitations, exclusions and carve outs of coverage can have a direct correlation with the patient accepting comprehensive treatment. Learn to work with and understand the patients plan.

        As concerns coding, CDT was supposed to make our lives easier. During the day we will focus on the most common, as well as challenging sections of the coding sequence.
        Clinical scenarios will be discussed from both the clinical as well as the administrative perspectives.
        Appropriate coding and clinical documentation will take the mystique (as well as headache) out of the entire reimbursement process.

        The day will conclude with Tom’s “Seven Keys to Reimbursement Success.” Over the years, its strength, as well as flexibility proves to be a winning strategy for every dental office.

        For the better part of almost 40 years, the Limoli’s have guided dental offices and the various components of the benefit industry in streamlining and simplifying the overall reimbursement process. Their straightforward and direct approach has been embraced and implemented in thousands of practices across the country. The width and depth of Tom’s knowledge and perspective make for a uniquely refreshing educational experience.
                                        

            About the Speaker:
            Tom Limoli, Jr.

            Tom Limoli, Jr. serves as president of Limoi and Associates/Atlanta Dental Consultants, Inc., a company that over the past quarter century has assisted dental offices in streamlining the insurance reimbursement process. Mr. Limoli's no-nonsense approach to the management of third-party reimbursement has been implemented in thousands of dental practices across the country. Mr. Limoli received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University. Followng his work with the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Mr. Limoli actively investigated fraudulent claims for the insurance industry, as well as numerous other third-party fiduciaries. He is a licensed private investigator and a member of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, the American Association of Dental Consultants, the National Speakers Association, and the past president of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants. Mr. Limoli is the editor of Dental Insurance Today, a monthly publication that addresses third-party reimbursement in the dental office. He is the author of Dental Insurance and Reimbursement Coding and Claim Submission, and co-author of Fee-for-Service Dentistry with a Managed-Care Component and Dental Insurance and Reimbursement Handbook Series.

            Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

            "This course was wonderful! Very informational on the Do's and Don'ts in insurance handling." 
                  – Ms. Lavada Stukes- Turner, White Plains, NY

            "Was put into simple terms to really understand why & what you need to do.  I really gained an in depth knowledge of the codes." 
                  – Ms. Samantha Ferony, Oradell, NJ

            "Great course. I learned how to better approach Insurance!"

                  – Dr. Tom Hafner, Upper Saddle River, NJ

            "Mr. Limoli was very engaging, true knowledge expert on insurance, very up-to-date on his facts.  He also had many good ideas about insurance that I've never heard before." 
                  – Dr. Walter Russo, Milford, CT

            "Insurance course was enjoyable and informative because Mr. Limoli knows his subject so intimately and makes it so pleasant to listen to.  This facility is quite attractive and lunch was wonderful!"
                  – Ms. Patricia Kloeppel, Office Mgr, Poughkeepsie, NY

            "Speaker was very energetic and engaging.  He was able to cover areas of insurance not found in many publications"
                  – Dr. John Crary, Schnectady, NY

            "I learned how to better deal with insurance companies."
                  – Dr. Yelena Shabala, Kearny, NJ

            "All was great. facility was nice and Mr. Limoli is one of the best speakers I have heard in a long time. He has vast knowledge and experience."
                  – Dr. Santo Trufolo, Oakhurst, NJ

            "Loved it! Food was good, Mr. Limoli was great! Very knowledgeable and fun.  I learned the proper way to write up a contract with discounts and not fraud insurance companies."
                 – Ms. Cathy Ramsey, Wilmington, DE

            "Very informative - a MUST for any dentist and office manager that needs to have a better practice."
                 – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY

            – TUITION –

            Dentist: $275
            1st Staff Member: $225
            Additional Staff Only : $125 - so bring your
                                                                     office! 

            Advanced Registration $50 off by 3/15/16

            This course pays for itself many times over and
            right away with no extra expenses!!
             

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              REAL WORLD ENDO:                                     (HANDS-ON)
            Restorative Endodontics, A Modern Standard
            of Care For Long Term Success
             

            Presenter: Jerome Cymerman, DMD

            Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
            Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm


            Sponsored by: Brasseler, J. Morita USA              

            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 6
            AGD Code: 070
            Subject: Endodontics Participation

            *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included 

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 



            Course Description:
             

            Full-Day Presentation (Lecture and Hands-On Session)

            Restorative Endodontics (RE) is based on minimally invasive root canal preparations and bioceramic bonded obturation that enhance the long term biomechanical success of the endodontically treated tooth.  It (RE) is based on a biologic approach that emphasizes debridement and disinfection rather than shaping for obturation. This Real World Endo presentation is highly practical and will describe (in detail) numerous facets of clinical endodontics, utilizing a "Case Based Learning Approach."  A premolar and molar clinical case will be discussed in detail that will demonstrate both the Basic and Advanced instrumentation and Obturation Technique, as well some technique variations to handle more challenging cases. The principal scientific concepts for successful endodontics will be presented as well as new technology and techniques that emphasize responsible shaping and HA (hydroxyapatite) bonding inside the root canal.  

            A new instrumentation and obturation system (ESX®) will be introduced that incorporates the above concepts. All participants will have the opportunity to validate these concepts during the hands-on session. Real World Endo remains dedicated to the preservation of the natural dentition through smarter more thoughtful endodontics.  This presentation is a must see for those practitioners committed to clinical efficiency without sacrificing quality care for their patients. 

            During this lecture/hands-on participants will learn:

            1.  Attendees will be able to appreciate the scientific concepts for success by incorporating
                 a few new simple steps during clinical care. 

            2.  Attendees will understand the importance of proper straight-line access and the factors
                 necessary to accomplishing the task. 

            3.  Participants will recognize the many applications for fibre-optic ultrasonics in endodontics.
            4.  Understand how to properly use the ESX® NiTi rotary file and instrumentation system.
            5.  Recognize the correct way to use an ultrasonic, in the pursuit of hidden canals.
            6.  All attendees will completely understand the term, "Hydraulic Condensation" and its application
                 during obturation. 

            7.  Attendees will gain insight into the use of the new bioceramic materials in both surgical and
                 non-surgical endodontic care.

            8.  Participants will become familiar with a novel and very efficient (drilless) post preparation technique.
            9.  All attendees will understand that endodontics and restorative dentistry are not separate entities.
                 Rather they are part of a larger continuum: The Endo-Restorative Continuum.  


            Required to Bring:
            Two to four accessed, extracted teeth that are patent to the apex with a size 10 hand file.

            Optional to Bring:
            Personal rotary instrumentation system. (bring at least one or two size 25 tip rotary files from your current system). 


            About the Speaker:
            Jerome Cymerman, DMD

            Dr. Cymerman received his DMD degree from the Univerity of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1980.  He did his general practice residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Endodontic residency at the Nassau County Medical Center in 1983.  Dr. Cymerman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.  He has lectured extensively on various topics of in endodontics.  His areas of expertise include immunopathogenesis of periapical lesions, treatment of traumatic dental injuries , microsurgical root canal therapy and the use of cone beam computerized tomography in Endodontics.  Dr. Cymerman is an Affiliate Member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

            Dr. Cymerman has been in private Endodontic practice since 1983 in Stony Brook, New York.  He holds a staff appointment at the University Hospital at Stoney Brook and is a clinical assistant professor at the school of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University.  His research activities have included such varied topics as ultrasonics, immunology of periapical lesions, and pain management, all of which have been published in the Journal of Endodontics.

            As a member of the Real World Endo’s Board of Advisors, Dr. Cymerman id certified to conduct lectures and seminars on Precision-Based Endodontics.


            Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Speaker:


            "Dr. Cymerman was not only informative, but engaging and simplified the material in a way easy to receive and apply."
                 – Dr. Aryam Modesto, Philadelphia, PA

            "Excellent course, very detailed, great techniques.  Good tools for Monday morning use!" 
                 – Dr. Cummings, Huntington, NY

            "Dr. Cymerman was very good in explaining the products and techniques."
                 – Dr. John Sylvester, Madison, NJ

            "Dr. Cymerman was an engaging speaker and very knowledgeable. Excellent course!"
                 – Dr. Youssef, Bronx, NY

            "Dr. Cymerman is well knowledged and was able to convey his techniques to a GP
            dentist with ease."

                 – Dr. Cummings, Huntington, NY

            "Teacher very approachable, responds [to] questions very clearly.  He has a lot of experience (real experience) himself."
                 – Dr. Pierri-Tejeda, Glen Cove, NY

            – TUITION –

            Dentist $350
            Advanced Registration $50 off by 4/8/16

            *Limited to 30 Attendees

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             ORAL/IV SEDATION:                  (SUNDAY)   (HANDS-ON)
            Clinical Pharmacology, Practical Applications

            –  COURSE FULL – Waiting List Available  –

            Presenter: Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD (AN),
                               FADSA, DADBA 


            Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
            Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 7
            AGD Code: 164
            Subject: Oral Sedation Participation

            *Breakfast & Lunch Included

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


            Course Description: 

            Is oral drug administration safer than all the other drug routes? This comprehensive program will discuss the pharmacology and clinical application of oral premedication in dentistry. 

            General pharmacological principles such as pharmacokinetics (what the body does to a drug) and pharmacodynamics (what the drug does to the body) will be reviewed. The benzodiazepines including triazolam, diazepam, lorazepam and midazolam and other drug classifications such antihistamines, opiates, the "Z" drugs will be presented pharmacologically and clinically. Emphasis will be on clinical applications with an instructional “when to, what to, how to” approach. Case reports including “mistakes I have made” and tips and tricks learned and taught over 40 years will be shared. 

            What are the current controversies surrounding this topic? State Dental Board regulations, “sleep dentistry”, titration and polypharmacy are addressed.
            Fees, monitoring, pulse oximetry, liability, personnel roles, consent, professional responsibilities and continuing education are outlined.

            Program Synopsis:

            Drug Preparation, IM Injections
            Activity: Proper drawing and labeling of emergency drugs. Proper IM injection technique practiced on each other. (optional).

            HANDS-ON Learning Objectives:

            To gain confidence in managing drug armamentarium
            To practice quickly and efficiently the drawing and labeling of drugs from an ampule and a vial for both sedation and emergencies
            To landmark and simulate IM injections for both sedation and medical emergencies.

            Whether the dentist has been practicing oral or IV sedation for years or they are planning to be a new sedationist, the program is pertinent for all interested practitioners.

            About the Speaker:
            Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD (AN), FADSA, DADBA

            Dr. Mel Hawkins graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry with his DDS degree in 1973 and returned for his formal training in Dental Anesthesiology at the same University from 1975-1976. He is the Director of the Intravenous Sedation, Continuing Education Program in Eastern Canada and was the Founding Director of the Intravenous Sedation Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. He has over 30 years of private practice experience in Toronto, Canada, with special emphasis on pain control and patient management and unique local anesthesia requirements for the dental patient. Mel has been lecturing throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia for over 20 years. 



            Dr. Hawkins is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiologists and is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Hawkins holds honorary fellowships with the International College of Dentists and with the Pierre Fouchard International Academy. 


            Dr. Hawkins is an author, clinician and speaker on topics concerning sedation and pain free management of the dental patient for ten consecutive years from 2005-present and has been recognized as an Annual Leader in CE by "Dentistry Today." 


            Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

            "Dr. Hawkins is motivated and extremely knowledgeable in technique and subject matter.  He also has a great sense of humor."
                   – Dr. Figueredo, North Bergen, NJ

            "I would recommend this course to everyone! I felt very confident doing injections on the phantom and I will definitely apply all the valuable information.  Very well organized operatories by NJHPDI.  Thank you for such a great speaker!"
                   – Dr. Lilt Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

            "Very informative course- great speaker - very engaging.  Fantastic review of injection technique." 
                   – Dr. Cynthia Olenwine, Nazareth, PA

            "Very informative, carefully selected topics and speakers, convenient weekends.  I now better understand how to use the sedative drugs." 
                   – Dr. Yasser Khedr, DumFries, VA

            "I really liked the way the hands-on was presented.  I now have more knowledge for oral sedation and prescriptions medications." 
                   – Dr. Nirmal Aujla, Watertown, NY

            "Good overview of safe and effective oral sedation protocol.  I learned safe dosing and techniques for rapid onset. " 
                   – Dr. Lucas Mantilla, Center Valley, PA

            "This was an excellent course for me to take as a supplement to the sedation program I recently completed.  I learned how to reinforce and improve sedation systems in my office." 
                   – Dr. David Young, Kingston, NY

            "Perfect combination of humor and facts to convey achieving predictable and repeatable results with local anesthesia and oral sedation.  Great course."

                   – Dr. Tracey Joseph 

            "Engrossing presentation- sprinkled with humor." 
                   – Dr. Frederick Fisher, NYC

            "Best sedation course yet!" 
                   – Dr. Mark Scott, Cherry Hill, NJ

            "Dr. Hawkins kept everyone interested in the course from beginning to end." 
                   – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY

            "Amazing! Great little breaks between topics for questions."
                   – Dr. Jessica Barcessat, Teaneck, NJ

            "Useful information, made the techniques easier.  The whole course was useful and interesting.  I had a very different opinion in the beginning."
                  – Dr. Snigdha Srivastava, Basking Ridge, NJ

            – TUITION –

            Dentist $350  |  Staff $250
            Advanced Registration $50 off by 4/8/16

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             HEALTHY START NEW YORK
               (3-Days)  (NEW COURSE)
            Clinical Training Event

            Presenter: Dr. Jill Ombrello

            Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016,
                      Friday, April 22, 2016 &
                      Saturday, April 23, 2016

            Time: (Thursday 4/21/16) 8:30am - 4:30pm
                       (Friday 4/22/16) 8:30am - 4:30pm
                       (Saturday 4/23/16) 9:00am - 1:00pm

            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 18
            *Breakfast & Lunch Included

            Sponsored by: Ortho-Tain

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

            Course Description:

            When you attend the new provider course, participants will understand Sleep Disorder Breathing, its symptoms, the root cause, and treatment with the Healthy Start system that will address health issues while straightening the teeth. Diagnostic criteria and treatment process will be covered. 

            Staff is encouraged to attend to further discuss the office procedures needed to educate and examine these young children. This 3-day clinical training course will include a hands-on, live patient training on the third day. We encourage participants to bring their own patients for a clinical evaluation and new outside patients will also participate in this third day to determine, evaluate, and put a treatment plan for the Healthy Start System. These new patients will then choose a local provider for continued treatment, so participants walk away with new patients. This third day offers participants the opportunity to put the two day educational training into practice.

            Course Flyer
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            About the Speaker:
            Dr. Jill Ombello

            For Dr. Jill Ombrello, dentistry is much more than a chosen profession, it is her passion. She is an active member in organized dentistry as well as a strong advocate for public health dentistry leading her to provide care in many underserved areas of Texas and rural villages of Alaska.  Part of her time is spent educating and treating the elderly with OnSite Dentistry of Texas.  As a mother of three young children, Dr. Ombrello loves working with kids to help foster a positive relationship with a dentist at a young age. 

            Her undergraduate education was completed in St. Louis at St. Louis University and she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2008. Central Dentist has been her dental home since 2009.  
             
            Outside of dentistry, Dr. Ombrello enjoys traveling with her husband Jim and three kids, especially to places with mountains. Photography is another of her hobbies, as you will see when you visit our office and notice the beautiful photos she has taken of her travels and her children. Dr. Jill Ombrello is on the Board of Alumnae at The Hockaday School and regularly attends St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She also donates her time and dental services to Genesis Women’s Shelter by helping the victims of domestic abuse restore their dental health. 



            – TUITION –

            Dental Office $2,500

            To Register:
            Visit www.thehealthystart.com
            Call 1-844-KID-HEALTHY
            Complete the Seminar Enrollment Form and email to info@thehealthystart.com

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            REAL LIFE RESTORATIVE PROBLEMS: Solve with New Materials and Techniques  
            (HANDS-ON)

            Presenter: Marvin A. Fier, DDS, FASDA,
                              ABAD, FACD, FICD 

            Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
            Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

            Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
            after Course Description

            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 6
            AGD Code: 250
            Subject: Operative (Restorative) Dentistry Participation

            Sponsored by: Kuraray

            *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

            Photos above were taken at our Arlington Virginia course

            Course Description: 
            In clinical practice, what at first seems routine, often isn’t. Patients can present with situations far from ideal and yet we are called upon to treat them. This presentation will take you on a journey with multiple patients who easily could have shown up in your office. 

            Diagnosis, treatment planning, case presentations, and finally, how excellent results were obtained even with less than desirable beginnings will be discussed.  This is real-life dentistry that we all have to deal with in our practices.   

            Morning Lecture: 
            We’ll cover many recent advances in aesthetic and restorative dentistry.  We will demystify some of the newer composite and adhesive materials we have available.  We’ll discuss the basic principles of Aesthetic Dentistry and how to create beautiful, natural looking anterior and posterior tooth colored restorations predictably, successfully, and easier than ever.  Predictability leads to lower stress levels, higher profits, and happier patients.

            You will learn:
                 • The benefits of the new chameleon composite technology

                 • How to reduce time spent on achieving lifelike restorations

                 • How to reduce technique sensitivity no matter how you bond

                 • How to achieve zero post-op sensitivity in your restorations

                 • How to treat patients with hypersensitive teeth 

                 • Which composites polish fastest and easiest, and retain their initial shine

                 • How to solve dilemmas with no perfect solution
                   AND as a bonus…

                 • The latest material and technique for removing white spot lesions

            AFTERNOON HANDS-ON:
            Materials and equipment will be provided. 

            On typodonts, you will work with materials simulating multiple real-life clinical situations, including:

                 • Class 2 restorations using unique matrix system to ensure predictable & excellent contacts

                 • Class 3 and/or Class 4 restorations using easily polished chameleon composite

                 • Class 5 restoration using unique, highly-filled bubble-free easy to use flowable composite

                 • Making temporary crowns with minimal to zero adjustment using state-of-the-art material

                 • Perfecting your impression technique to avoid remakes, saving time and money

            Join us for a memorable learning experience. Whether you are a seasoned clinician or starting out in practice, you will leave with knowledge and predictable techniques you can use in your practice immediately.     

            About the Speaker:
            Marvin A. Fier, DDS, FASDA, ABAD, FACD, FICD

            Dr. Fier is a practicing clinician and highly respected lecturer in the US and internationally on multiple topics including aesthetics, restorative dentistry, and practice management.  He presents CE courses at many dental schools, learning centers, and prestigious conferences in the USA and internationally. He is the executive vice-president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, and has been honored with Fellowships in the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, International Acaedmy of Dental-Facial Esthetics, and the Academy of Dentistry International.  Dr. Fier is a contributing editor for REALITY, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of DENTISTRY TODAY. 

            He publishes regularly, and his contributions to the dental literature have been in the areas of aesthetics, restorative dentistry, case presentation, hypnosis, and how dentistry affects the quality of life.  For the past twelve years, he has been listed in DENTISTRY TODAY’S list of the best lecturers, “Leaders in Continuing Education.” 

            Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course: 

            "Very good course, great reviews as well as new topic."
                  - Dr. Joseph Dalbon, West Caldwell, NJ

            "Presentation of this course by Dr. Fier was incredible.  I learned lots of information about what materials to use and how to use it, ready to use in my practice.  This course is not to be missed! Highly recommended!"
                  - Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

            "The course was very informative and I received quite a few pearls of wisdom that will help me in my practice." 
                  - Dr. Richard Procopio, Summit, NJ

            "Overall the course is very good. I learned much about Clearfill majesty."
                   - Dr. Satya Pabbarajn, Yardley, PA

            "Great course - useful products, good presentation and information."
                   - Dr. Greg Bowles, Virginia Beach, VA
             
            "I loved this course.  Excellent hands-on! I learned so many tips to start in my office."
                  - Dr. Grecy Martinez, NY

            "I really liked Dr. Fier's treatment planning when you have to think out of the box in tough cases."
                   - Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

            "Dr. Fier was great.  Enjoyed the course and learned some helpful tips from him."
                   - Dr. Dan Kang, Syracuse, NY

            "Gave lots of information on how to get better results with composite restorations.  I learned a lot more on how to manipulate composites and how to avoid certain mistakes."
                   - Dr. Jaine Matthew, Bergenfield, NJ

            "My opinion of this course is that it is excellent!"
                   - Dr. Stanislaw Kaminski, Wallington, NJ

            – TUITION –

            Dentist $445  |  Staff $245
            Advanced Registration $50 off by 5/6/16

            *Limited to 24 Attendees

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            DENTAL PHARMACOLOGY:
            Including Herbals & Natural Products
             (SUNDAY)

            Presenter: Richard L. Wynn, PhD

            Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
            Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
            Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
            after Course Description


            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 7
            AGD Code: 016
            Subject: Pharmacology Lecture

            *Breakfast & GourmetLunch Included

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


            Dr. Wynn presenting at our 5th Annual South Jersey/Philly Event

            Learning Objectives:

            Describe the latest guidelines on antibiotic use, analgesic use; management of drug-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw; antibiotic prophylaxis of joint prosthesis patients 

            List the important antioxidants and herbal supplements and compare their health benefits

            List the most recent findings on cardioprotective aspirin and the management of patients on Pradaxa and other new blood thinners.

            Describe the new findings on omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D supplements, moderate alcohol consumption.

            Describe the relationship between CRP, periodontal disease and risk of heart attack.

            Course Synopsis:

            Latest information on conventional drugs, herbal supplements and nutraceuticals having an impact on dental and dental hygiene practice.

            Discussion will include:
            • New medical drugs & new dental drugs
            • OTC ibuprofen-acetaminophen combination
            • Latest 2012 Agency guidelines for cardioprotective aspirin use in men and women
            • Most recent review and the 2011 ADA guidelines for management of drug induced osteonecrosis of the jawbone
            • Antibiotic update including joint prosthesis  prophylaxis as of December 2012
            • Antidepressant update
            • Four newly approved blood thinners to replace Plavix and Coumadin.
            For herbal supplements;

                    Free radicals, reactive oxygen species, antioxidants, chocolate, red wine, acai, pomegranate,
                      bioflavonoids, Co-Q-10, and dental herbal products will be discussed.
                  •  Medical concerns about herbals including those that cause bleeding described.
                  •  Latest on chondroitin and glucosamine/MSM.

            For nutraceuticals foods and their medical uses are discussed including, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.

            The latest on CRP levels and the risk of heart attack

            How to elevate good cholesterol

            The different benefits of moderate alcohol consumption in males and females.

            Finally, what supplements to take for maximum health.

            About the Speaker:
            Richard L. Wynn, PhD

            Richard L. Wynn, PhD is Professor of Pharmacology at the Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore. He was awarded the BS in Pharmacy, MS and PhD degree all from University of Maryland. He was practicing pharmacist for 10 years. He chaired the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland Dental School from 1990 to 1995. Previously he chaired the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Kentucky Dental School in Lexington. He has to his credit over 300 publications including original research articles, textbooks, book chapters, and monographs. He has given over 500 continuing education seminars to dental professionals in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He is a consultant to the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a featured columnist for the journal General Dentistry, published by the Academy of General Dentistry. He is the lead author and chief editor of Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry, now in its 20th edition, published by LexiComp, Inc. He is the lead dental content author for the LexiComp Online Dental Web Applications including Iphone, Ipad and Android platforms. His chief interest is in teaching pharmacology to dental and dental hygiene students, and in keeping dental professionals informed of current and new drug information relative to dental practice. 

            Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

            "Great review of meds that we come in contact with everyday in practice.  Helps to keep you current with meds seen in medical treatment."
                   – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

            "Well presented pharmacology for the practicing dentist to handle medical management of their patients."
                   – Dr. Debra Ferraiolo, Totowa, NJ

            "Great course.  I learned tons of new information about supplements and herbal meds."
                   – Dr. Mehran Zamani, Pound Ridge, NY

            "Dr. Wynn is an excellent presenter.  The herbal information was excellent!  Good information."
                   – Dr. Bryan Kim, Mount Laurel, NJ
             
            "Very educational and easy to understand.  Dr. Wynn is actually quite funny!  I found this course extremely interesting." 
                   – Ms. Antoinette Nesbitt, Mantua, NJ

            "Dr. Wynn was very informative and interesting." 
                   – Dr. Paul Hammond, West Berlin, NJ

            "Very informative course.  Dr. Wynn delivered info in a very clear and professional way." 
                   – Ms. Irine Granik, Fort Lee, NJ

            "Informative - good overall review of pharmacology for clinical applications.  Well organized program and presenter."
                   – Dr. Joe Gallombardo, Marlton, NJ

            "This course is fantastic!  I learned so many new things.  Dr. Wynn is an awesome speaker."
                   – Dr. Satya Pabbarajn, Yardley, PA


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            Dentist $275  |  Staff $225
            Advanced Registration $40 off by 4/29/16

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            ATRAUMATIC AND EFFICIENT ORAL SURGERY:
            New Concepts and Technology
              (HANDS-ON)

            2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

            Presenter: Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

            Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 &
                      Friday, May 20, 2016

            Time: (Day 1) 8:30am - 4:30pm
                       (Day 2) 8:30am - 4:30pm

            Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
            after Course Description


            Sponsored by: Hartzell Instruments, DenMat

            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 14
            AGD Code: 311
            Subject: Exodontia Participation
            *Breakfast & Lunch Included

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

             –  Course Full  –  Next Course July 28th & 29th  – 

            Course Description:

            Implants and esthetic bridges require atraumatic extractions. The emphasis of this presentation is on routine extractions that become more difficult than expected

            The presentation will cover:

            • Advanced instruments and procedures as taught in modern oral surgery residency
            • How to avoid or manage many common complications, such as bleeding problems with patients on anticoagulants
            • Managing infections
            • Luxators: the world-wide standard of care
            • Essentials for 3rd molar anatomy/bone removal
            • Suturing techniques
            • Bone grafting
            • Flap Resection
            • Many minor oral surgery procedures
            • Medications and post op instructions

            Extraction expertise will be taken to the next level for socket preservations, multiple extractions with alveoplasty, frenectomies, exostosis removal and other minor dentoalveolar procedures.

            This course will enable the general dentist and dental assistant to:

            • Broaden the range of surgery procedures done in the office
            • Better avoid or treat common surgical complications
            • Do surgery procedures more quickly and predictably
            • More clearly understand surgical "standards of care"
            • Have a better grasp of what surgery procedures need to be referred
            • Do socket bone grafts according to current, commonly used techniques
            Hands-On Portion:


             
            The Hands-On portion will be performed on life-like dentoform models
            , performing surgery procedures that are a prelude to doing them on patients. The principles and techniques from the discussion will be realistically implemented on the models.   

            Each doctor will have their own model and their own set of surgical instruments during the whole course!

            The following will be performed over two days on the models during the Hands-On portion:

            • Surgical extractions
            • Socket preservation with bone graft material and barrier membrane
            • Partial bony maxillary and mandibular impactions performed with flap reflection
            • Bone removal to avoid sensitive anatomic structure
            • Preventing a dry socket
            • Multiple extractions followed by alveoplasty and continuous-lock suturing
            • Incision and Drainage
            • Other minor oral surgery procedures

            12 Hands-On Surgical Procedures performed on life-like dentoform models:
              #1 - Surgical extraction of a fractured-lower first molar (Includes root retrieval using algorithm)
              #2 - A socket bone graft procedure. (Bone graft and double barrier membrane.)
              #3 - Multiple extractions (4) including "surgical" root removal 
              #4 - Alveoplasty of the ridge followed by continuous-lock suturing.
              #5 - Surgical extraction of an upper first molar with a fractured root and sinus perforation using 
                     techniques that prevent a root from going into the maxillary sinus (embedded within the model).
              #6 - Use a Hedstrom file w/floss for additional control of a root tip near the sinus
              #7 - Use of grafting to treat sinus perforation,
              #8 - Surgical extraction of an upper third molar vertical impaction.
              #9 - Surgical removal of a partial bony mesioangular, lower third molar impaction using a triangular 
                      flap and appropriate sectioning technique
             #10 - Perform an excisional biopsy
             #11 - Perform an "incision and drain"
             #12 - Perform a labial frenectomy

            This course will enable you to:

            • Go back to the office with superior knowledge
            • Have a solid feel for soft tissue incisions, bone removal and placement of bone graft material
            • Know first-hand how various surgical materials are used and/or manipulated
            • Receive one-on-one instruction and feedback on a number of procedures
            • Understand what current "standards of care" are regarding several surgeries commonly done in a general practice

            About the Speaker:
            Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

            Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses at all the major U.S. meetings, at the state level, and internationally.  His hands-on courses use life-like models on which participants do several different surgeries.  He is currently Clinical Director of Oral Surgery at Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah.  Dr. Koerner graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army, and a Masters Degree in Education.  Though not an oral surgeon, he has practiced oral surgery only for the last 16 years.

            Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored and co-authored several books. He has been featured in DVDs for the profession including three made with Dr. Gordon Christensen on difficult extractions, third molar surgery, and medical emergencies. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and the Utah Academy of General Dentistry. 

            He has organized and conducted many humanitarian trips to China (patient treatment and teaching other dentists) since 2006 and speaks fluent Chinese.  At the 2010 National AGD Meeting he received the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his contributions to General Dentistry and continuing education.


            Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

            "Excellent class, 3rd time taking class with Dr. Koerner.  I learn something new each time I attend his class.  The online link prior to class was excellent information and review.  Gives excellent tips on how to manage difficult extractions.  I learned about treatment of dry sockets/management buffering, extraction of difficult molars, 3rd molar extraction, suturing, management of bleeding, oral sedation."        
                    – Dr. Roslyn Kellum, Easton, MD

            "Really enjoyed the hands on programs.  I learned more about suturing, bone grafting and better ways to remove broken teeth."
                   – Dr. Michael Gallet, Mountainside, NJ

            "Course is well worth a Friday & Saturday sacrifice. Excellent hands-on experience, excellent lecture material/good handouts."

                   – Dr. Linda Reichler, Avon, CT

            "Very good course led by an excellent instructor." 
                   – Dr. Jerome, Kiely, Ireland

            "Hands on was absolutely pertinent.  I was amazed at how realistic a model could be!  Loved the suturing." 
                  – Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA

            "Much more useful and relevant than the average dental CE course!" 
                  – Dr. Susan Schiffman, Philadelphia, PA

            "The course was run very well.  Dr. Koerner is a great speaker and the information he gave can be used in my practice immediately." 
                  – Dr. Ryan Hoehner, Bowling Green, OH

            "Loved everything - being able to actually practice what was taught is great."
                  – Dr. Olukemi Odutayo, Voorhees, NJ

            "Excellent course, very informative - can't wait to get back to my practice and put procedures to work." 
                  – Dr. Matthew Curtin, Ipswich, MA

            "All those pearls of his knowledge and experiences that he shared will benefit me tremendously in my career.  I can see myself doing 3rds extraction faster now."

                 – Dr. Meesun Lim, Annandale, VA

            "Very helpful course.  Dr. Koerner is an excellent teacher sharing the little secrets which are amazing to know.  I will recommend this course to my friends!"
                 – Dr. Vipasha Desai, Newington, CT

            "Good course, very detailed and practical.  Dr. Koerner is one of the greatest clinicians I have ever met.  Thanks for the course."
                 – Dr. Fuming Li, Millville, NJ

            "Dr. Koerner is awesome, very good at answering questions, encouraging people, patient with everyone, knowledgeable."
                 – Dr. Krithika Jayaprakash, Vernon, CT

            "Excellent course - really informative.  The information given will have an immediate impact on how I do Oral Surgery."
                 – Dr. Craig Henry, West Hempstead, NY

            "Great course that teaches concepts that I can easily bring to my office on Monday."
                 – Dr. Juana Feliz, Trinity, Florida


            – TUITION –

            Dentist $1,185
            Advanced Registration $100 off by 4/29/16

            *Limited to 28 Attendees

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             SUCCESSFUL IMMEDIATE IMPLANT PLACEMENT & LOADING
              (SUNDAY)

            Presenter: Scott D. Ganz, DMD

            Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016
            Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
            Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
            after Course Description

            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 7
            AGD Code: 690
            Subject: Implants Lecture

            *Breakfast & GourmetLunch Included

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


            Course Description:

            “State-of-the Art Concepts to Assess Implant Receptor Sites for Immediate Extraction, Immediate and Delayed Loading Protocols using the Triangle of Bone® Concept”

            Challenges to replacing teeth with Implants: 

              • Lack of space between the roots for standard diameter implants 
              • Root convergence issues
              • Bony defects / concavities
              • Soft tissue concerns 
              • Emergence profile
              • Insufficient bone volume and /or density 
              • Adjacent vital structures
              • Occlusion / Function
              • Single tooth vs multiple tooth replacements
              • Esthetics
              • Decision protocols for screw-retained vs cement-retained prosthetic restorative goals
              • Can we predetermine which prosthetic components are needed?
              • Guided surgery or “free-hand” approach... 
              • How to objectively determine implant stability for immediate transitional restoration

            Diagnostic Problem:
            The use of two dimensional periapical or panoramic imaging fails to provide clinicians with an adequate appraisal of the existing bone anatomy, bone density, thickness of cortical plates, or proximity to adjacent vital structures. 

            Diagnostic Solution:

            Cone Beam CT (CBCT) allows for an unprecedented visualization of the bone, adjacent roots, and nearby vital structures. New state-of-the-art interactive treatment planning software helps clinicians to diagnose and treatment plan, providing an accurate assessment of potential implant receptor sites.

            This can be especially important when contemplating placing an implant into an immediate extraction socket. The “Triangle of Bone®” concept provides clinicians with a decision tree protocol to evaluate implant receptor sites.  

            Pre-surgical prosthetic planning should in many cases allow for the fabrication of diagnostic wax-ups, or virtual occlusion with new software tools and the application of desktop and intra-oral scanning devices. 

            The merging of these technologies provides clinicians with unparalleled ability to properly inspect potential implant receptor sites and to insure proper restorative outcomes through the various protocols of CBCT derived surgery. 

            Once the implant position is determined within the receptor site, the link between the implant and the desired tooth position is the abutment. It is important to determine the restorative options based on implant position and prosthetic connection prior to implant placement. Therefore clinicians should appreciate true “restoratively-driven” planning, and enhancing communication with all members of the implant team including the dental laboratory technician. 


            Participants will learn:


              • To diagnosis using 3-D CBCT imaging
              • To understand the “Triangle of Bone®”  concept for treatment planning
              • Concepts regarding immediate extraction and immediate implant placement
              • Concepts regarding need for bone grafting and soft tissue manipulation
              • Concepts to determine screw or cement-retained restorations
              • Decision tree for immediate or delayed restorations
              • Understand the application of Implant Stability Quotients (ISQ) values
              • Understand concepts of surgical templates and guided surgery protocols.
              • Use of three types of surgical guides will be discussed and case examples reviewed
              • Understand how to achieve successful diagnosis and management of deficient sites
              • Match implant types with receptor sites within the framework of restoratively driven protocols
              • How to provide long term functional and restorative success

            About the Speaker:
            Scott D. Ganz, DMD

            Dr. Scott D. Ganz graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Dental School and then completed a three-year specialty program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ganz is well-published in many scientific journals and more than a dozen professional textbooks. He delivers presentations both nationally and internationally as a featured speaker on the Prosthetic and Surgical phases of Implant Dentistry, and is considered one of the world's leading experts in the field of Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, Graphical, Interactive Treatment Planning, and CAD CAM Applications in Dentistry. He has been a featured speaker for most major organizations including AO, AAID, AAOMS, ICOI, EAO, and AAED.  He currently serves as Editor-n-Chief of the new Cone Beam International Magazine of Cone Beam Dentistry, Assistant Editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Implant Dentistry, and serves on the editorial staff of several other peer-reviewed publications.

             

            Dr. Ganz has served as a consultant for numerous companies involved with dental implants, CAD CAM fabrication, 3-D imaging, and the high technology arena for more than twenty-four years. Dr. Ganz is a Past President of the N.J. Section of the American College of Prosthodontists, the CAI Academy (Computer-Aided Implantology Academy), serves on the faculty of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and the Hackensack University Medical Center, and on the Board of Directors of the ICOI.  He is the Director of the Ganz Institute for Applied 3-D Implant Reconstruction and conducts live surgical programs several times each year in Los Algodones, Mexico (www.handsonsurgery.org). Dr. Ganz is Diplomate of the ICOI, and a Fellow of AO.  He maintains a private practice for Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and Implant Dentistry in Fort Lee, N.J. USA. 

            Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

            "It was an honor to be in the presence of an actual icon in the field of implantology and 3D/Cone Beam usage.  Clear, concise and Dr. Ganz is an outstanding communicator.  I learned the use of the cone beam and diagnosis and treatment of implant cases."  

                   – Dr. Martin Stess, Flemington, NJ 

            "Super! Dr. Ganz is very down to earth and the lecture is very informative.  Good course for anyone who places or does not place his/her own implants.  Lots of ideas regarding immediate placement and loading. Highly recommend!"
                    – Dr. Chi Ki Andrew Chung, Schenectady, NY

            "A must for all those who place implants.  I learned the importance of CBCT in implant placement and planning and site assessment."
                    – Dr. Richard Golembioski, Vernon, NJ

            "Wow - fantastic course!  Dr. Ganz is extremely knowledgeable on immediate implant dentistry.  The salient point is proper planning.  I learned how to use CT Scans to plan cases with an occlusal problem."

                    – Dr. Craig Henry, West Hempstead, NY

            "One of the best implant courses I have taken in recent years.  Filled with treatment planning pearls to predict long term success."
                    – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

            "Fantastic presentation by Dr. Scott Ganz about successful implant placement.  Course was filled full of pearls and important valuable information that can be applied in your practice.  I learned to use diagnostic aspects before inserting actual implant.  Made decisions before surgery! Thank you NJHPDI - you did it again!" 
                    – Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

            "Very good course, world class speaker, NJHPDI facility and staff are excellent.  Speaker stressed necessity of CBCT Scans and reality of immediate implant placement." 

                    – Dr. Paul Bernstein, Brooklyn, NY

            "I Gained improved knowledge in immediate implant placement.  I'm glad that I attended the course."
                    – Dr. Natalie Gor, NY NY

            "Very informative.  Dr. Ganz's lecture was very engaging and his knowledge about the subject impressive."
                    – Dr. Patrick Yap, Albany, NY


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            HARD & SOFT TISSUE LASERS: A Standard Proficiency Certification Course
              (HANDS-ON)
              (2-Day)


            Presenter: Robert Convissar, DDS 

            Dates: Friday, June 10, 2016  & Saturday, June 11, 2016
            Time: (Day 1) 8:30am - 4:30pm (Day 2) 8:30am - 4:30pm

            Tuition & Advanced Registration listed 
            after Course Description


            Sponsored by: Light Scalpel (Luxarcare) &
                                       Oral ID

            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 14
            AGD Code: 135
            Subject: Laser Therapy Participation

            *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

            Course Description:

            Candidates who successfully complete the course will receive a Continuing Education Certificate from both NJHPDI and Dr. Robert Convissar in Dental Lasers recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), an international organization with more than 1200 members in over 25 countries. Our course will give you the qualifications necessary to take the ALD Certification exam, laserdentistry.com, in order to obtain the Standard Proficiency Certification from the ALD.

            Since 1990, the U.S. Food and Drug administration has approved the use of seven different wavelengths for dental use. These different wavelengths create a world of difference in how the lasers operate, and their usefulness in the oral cavity.

            The lectures on both days will detail laser use in the following subject matters:

                 • Surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy

                 • Implantology

                 • Fixed and removable prosthetics

                 • Oral medicine / oral surgery / oral pathology

                 • Pediatric and adolescent operative dentistry

                 • Endodontics Practice management / marketing 

            Hands-On Portion:

            The workshops will give each participant a hands-on experience with the various wavelengths by performing surgical procedures on in-vitro models and pig jaws. Real time videos of routine laser procedures will be part of the in-depth discussion of specific instrument settings and techniques for laser surgical procedures.

            RESULTS:

            At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be familiar with the various wavelengths used, their effects on oral tissues, and their uses for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in everyday practice. They will be able to incorporate this knowledge into their practices first thing Monday morning.

            About the Speaker:
            Robert Convissar, DDS

            Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry.  One of the first dentists to incorporate lasers into general practice, Dr. Convissar has over 24 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Diode and Erbium wavelengths.  The author of over 15 peer reviewed papers translated into 8 languages and author/coauthor of 4 textbooks on laser dentistry, Dr. Convissar has presented over 300 laser seminars on all 5 continents from Florence to Sydney to Hong Kong to London and everywhere in between.  He practices cosmetic, restorative, and laser dentistry in New York City, where he also serves as Director of Laser Dentistry at New York Hospital Queens. His latest textbook, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry is the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world.  Dr. Convissar has the distinction of being named to Dentistry Today’s Top Leaders in Continuing Education a record ten times.   Dr. Convissar is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, where he holds Advanced Proficiency in lasers.


            Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

            “I think the course was GREAT!  Great organization, great information, great that it is hands-on and we get to practice and 'training, training, training.'  Dr. Convissar is very knowledgeable and it is just great to have the opportunity to come to his laser workshop (course) and get trained by him." 
                 – Dr. Christina Abreu, New York, NY

            "The course is a must for all dentists wanting to use a laser in clinical practice. Very well organized! Right from basic physics of a laser to its application in clinical practice."
                 – Dr. Pooja Wadkar, INDIA

            "It was a very good course! I learned about different types of lasers and the physics behind its uses."
                 – Dr. Elena Guk, Mechanicsburg, PA

            "Dr. Convissar was great - answered all questions and made it interesting!  I learned that I really need to be informed about lasers prior to making a purchase."
                 – Dr. Josephine Todaro, Garwood, NJ

            “Great course.  Dr.Convissar is an excellent lecturer.  NJHPDI is a great place for continuing education.”
                 – Dr. Yun Chen, Livingston, NJ

            "Excellent speaker - great command over subject material.  Great course - lectures/hands-on covers everything at a reasonable cost - well organized event!" 
                 – Dr. Ashumi Dave, River Edge, NJ

            "Dr. Convissar is a very informative speaker.  The fact that he is unbiased and has tried all types of lasers makes it easier to make a decision to purchase a laser."
                 – Dr. Shefali Pilar, Nutley, NJ

            “Very good speaker, knew his material.”
                 – Dr. Ron Briglia, Chester Springs, PA

            "Very educational and encompassing.  Dr. Convissar displayed a wealth of knowledge." 
                 – Dr. Angelo Pope Jr., Fairfax, VA

            "Excellent course.  The speaker covered a very comprehensive overview of all types of lasers that cover all different types of procedures with pros and cons in dentistry."
                 – Dr. Janhavi Rane, Plainsboro,NJ

            "Dr. Convissar is very well organized, down to earth, excellent educator in laser dentistry.
                 – Dr. Dhagash Patel, New Bedford, MA


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            Dentist $645
            Advanced Registration $50 off by 5/27/16

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            UNLOCKING THE CODE TO MEDICAL BILLING 
            IN DENTISTRY  (Lecture/Workshop)

            Presenter: Rose Nierman, RDH

            AGD Coding

            Date: Friday, June 17, 2016
            Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

            Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
            after Course Description 

            CE Credits: 7
            AGD Code: 552
            Subject: Financial Management                                    Lecture/Workshop
            Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included


            Sponsored by: Nierman Practice                                             Management
                
                                    



                          

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661




            Course Description: 

            This lecture will review codes, forms, and documents for dentists and their teams to successfully bill medical insurance. We will go over an introduction to medical billing, the verification of benefits, narrative reports that make the difference, and many other important and useful pieces of information to make medical billing successful in your office.
             
            Learning Objectives:
             
                 •      Successfully integrate medical billing protocols into your dental office
                 •      Learn the procedures that can be billed to medical
                 •      Learn the documentation and records necessary for medical billing
                 •      Become acclimated with completing the CMS -1500 medical claim form


            About the Speaker:
            Rose Nierman, RDH 

            Rose Nierman, RDH, has been at the forefront of educating dental practices on crosscoding and service expansion for over 25 years. In addition to hosting and speaking at over 25 educational seminars across the country each year, she lectures extensively to dental groups including the Medical College of Georgia Maxi-Course, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the American Association of Functional Orthodontists.  She has developed Dental Writer™ and CrossCode™ Software to assist dentists with documentation and billing medical insurance and has authored 5 dental practice management manuals and over 100 articles.


            Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:


            "Waiting for years for this course to come to this area.  Well worth the wait...very nice.  [I am a] frequent visitor to NJHPDI.  They always have a nice set up and interesting course schedule." 
                  – Dr. Adly Awayes, Milford, DE

            "Very good presenter.  Good pace.  Workshop was very helpful.  I liked the fact that she didn't 'lecture' as much as asked questions by the group and quickly gauged the group's experience level.  Rose is a real pro and knows her staff."  
                  – Dr. Michelle Weddle, Watchung, NJ

            "A lot of practical advice.  How to look for and avoid medical claim errors.  Emphasis on proper documentation. Very open with answering questions." 
                  – Dr. Stephen Bergen, West Orange, NJ

            "Better comprehension of how to fill out forms, importance of narratives/ letter of necessity (what to include) and how important appeals are."
                  – Ms. Carmen Spaulding, New London, CT

            "Felt much more comfortable with dental writers and coding.  Also had a much better understanding of the process."
                  – Earlene Bouchat, Milford, DE

            "This course was very helpful not only for me but my coworkers as well as my office.  Knowing how to send out claims to receive payments with correct coding was very helpful." 
                  – Ms. Rashanda Coppedge, Old Bridge, NJ

            "Rose is kind and patient while teaching.  Knowledgeable in medical billing and is genuine in her answers." 
                  – Ms. Erica Lonieski, Brick, NJ

            "I learned how to do more medical coding for dental procedures.  Ms. Nierman was very helpful.  She explained everything well to help make it much easier.“
                  – Ms. Maria Roman, Scarsdale, NY Office Manager

            "Ms. Nierman was very knowledgeable and motivated.  Very thorough.  I learned how much easier cross code billing is! I thought it would be much more difficult."        
                  – Ms.Lisa Palasciano, Morganville, NJ Administrative

            "I liked that we were able to practice how to enter procedures onto the form and identify potential issues.  Also the different websites and tools. Ms. Rose Nierman was very knowledgable about the information.  She explained everything in great detail!" 
                  – Ms. Chevonne Sewall, Florham Park, NJ


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            Dentist $245  |  Staff $195
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            "INNOVATIVE" PERIODONTICS CREATES SUCCESS IN TODAY'S DENTAL PRACTICE

            Presenter: Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed

            Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
            Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

            Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
            after Course Description

            AGD Coding

            CE Credits: 6
            AGD Code: 490
            Subject: Periodontics Lecture 

            *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

            Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 



            Course Description: 

            Take the frustration out of delivering periodontal care and develop a systems approach with success by patient case acceptance, tooth retention and financial reward. This seminar will provide the participant with:

                 1. Collecting periodontal data in a time efficient manner to determine accurately the
                     prognosis of restorative abutments considering when to extract and place implants

                 2. Developing “realistic” non-surgical therapies and the respective reevaluation with 
                     emphasis on "new" anti inflammatory systems including micro-ultrasonics and laser 
                     technology, and nutraceuticals as probiotics and anti-oxidants

                 3. Empowering the dental hygienist with expanded work descriptions beyond the “prophy”.

                 4. Establishing a quality periodontal maintenance program that enhances the restorative
                     practice including third party reimbursement. 

            Objectives:

                 • Review successful parameters to determine tooth survival in short and long
                   term prognosis.

                 • Investigate computer system approaches to risk assessment determination

                 • Determine the efficacy of utilizing various laser wavelengths in sulcular  decontamination, 
                   degranulation, new attachment, and bone regeneration

                 • Standardizing the collection of periodontal data in a time efficient manner to determine 
                   accurately the prognosis of restorative abutments considering when to extract and
                   place implants

                 • Developing “realistic” non-surgical therapies and the respective reevaluation with 
                   emphasis on “new” anti inflammatory systems including micro-ultrasonics and
                   laser technology. 

              About the Speaker:
              Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed

              Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed,  Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry; Associate faculty member of the Pankey with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics and implant placement.  He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Immediate President of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Low provides dentists and dental hygienists with the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices and is affiliated with the Florida Probe Corporation. He was selected “Dentist of the Year” by the Florida Dental Association,Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award.   He is a Past President of the Florida Dental Association.

              Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

              "I learned different ways of treating perio patients and different steps in managing our perio patients."
                   
              – Mr. Dennis Henriquez, RDH, Haverstown, NY

              "Awesome!  Speaker keeps your interest and attention the entire time.  The best I have ever experienced." 

                   – Kara Peters, RDH, Albany, NY

              "I was extremely pleased...  a Sunday well spent!!" 
                   – Dr. Raj Upadya, Florham Park, NJ

              "I learned how I can be more effective as a hygienist."
                    – Mrs. Kathy Fox Burke, RDH, New City, NY

              "Great as usual! Clear simple approach on how to improve perio delivery system to patients in a general practice which will ultimately improve cash flow." 
                    – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

              "Dr. Low's lecture was wonderful! I wish that I had my partner, office manager and hygienists with me at this seminar."
                    – Dr. Babafsheh Goujani, Ramsey, NJ

              "I've taken many courses here - all great! NJHPDI offers great days for these.  Dr. Low is fabulous.  I compare him to Gordon Christenson."
                    – Dr. Joel Okon, Lindenwald, NJ

              "Very informative; moreover it was practical.  The material is relevant and can be implemented tomorrow!" 
                    – Dr. David Castellano. Warren, NJ

              "Dr. Low's knowledge is amazing, best perio course that I've taken!" 
                    – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY

              "Very informative course with many usable and applicable concepts.  I can use learned material tomorrow in the operatory." 
                    – Dr. Skrapits, St. James, NY

              "Great and very informative course, opens a door for benefiting patients." 
                    – Dr. Yasser Khedr, Dumfries, VA

              "Terrific! great information and I loved his delivery." 
                    – Dr. Ed Baker, Far Hills, NJ

              "Dr. Low is very articulate and thorough.  He has a deep understanding of the topic." 
                    – Dr. Navreet Sidhu, Cranbury, NJ


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              Dentist $275  |  Staff $175
              Advanced Registration $40 off by 6/10/16

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              DENTAL INSURANCE MADE EASY &
              SUCCESSFUL SYSTEMS FOR A/R   
              (SUNDAY)

              Presenter: Bridget Fay

              Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016
              Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

              Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
              after Course Description

              AGD Coding

              CE Credits: 6
              AGD Code: 554
              Subject: Dental Insurance Lecture

              Sponsored by: CareCredit, Solution Reach

              *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

              Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

              Course Description:

              Insurance is an important part of your office’s revenue cycle but it does not need to overwhelm your daily routine. Manage your information and your claims to minimize delays and rejections. The afternoon will focus on Bridget's most effective tips for revenue management. The topics will range from discovering your own A/R tolerance level to teaching new collection techniques to your team. Is it time for a spot-check on your systems? 

              Attendees can expect:

              • Introduction to basic coding including explanation of the most common procedures encountered in a dental office
              • Tips to obtain reimbursement for your practice and your patients, including writing your narratives and sending attachments
              • Discussion of periodontal and implant coding situations
              • Brief discussion of coding rends including dental diagnosis codes 
              • Setting internal credit guidelines
              • A practical method for evaluating your collections system

              About the Speaker:
              Bridget Fay

              Bridget Fay is a senior consultant with Odyssey Management, Inc. Her multiple years of experience in the dental field (from assistant to manager) help her to coach her clients to success. She works with offices to improve their insurance processes, revenue cycles and accounts receivable systems. She has worked with multiple start-up practices, helping them establish lasting systems and helping set up software programs. Bridget is a board member for Centura College in Richmond, VA, a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, and enjoys blogging and speaking about the dental industry. She can be reached at Bridget@OdysseyMgmt.com.

              Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

              "I loved this course!  As a young office manager this course was a great eye-opener and helpful tool to help my office become successful! I learned effective ways to tackle my offices A/R reports and insurance issues. "
                   – Ms. Megan Clark, Office Manager, Hudson, NH
                           
              "Being my first time in the management field of dentistry, I found this course/lecture very intriguing.  I was taught different techniques/systems that I definitely would put into place at my practice." 

                     – Ms. Mendelina Nunez, NY, NY

              "Ms. Fay presented very well and helped us during the course. I learned about contracts and narratives, coding and claim insurance." 
                   – Ms. Christine Cheon, Palisades Park, NJ

              "Excellent course, full of important information and good tips for the office manager!" 
                     – Dr. Rebekah Brevard, Cape May Court House, NJ

              "Great topic and excellent speaker.  I learned some management tips and great ideas for HR.  Looking forward to applying all of this!" 
                     – Mr. Johnny Batista, Office Manager, Staten Island, NY

              "Well spent time filled with notes of humor by Bridget Fay.  Great course especially if you are looking to expand your practice and getting more patients - Not to be missed!  I also learned what is the best way to hire or fire workers and how to expand your practice." 
                     – Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

              "Great start for becoming more attune to business side.  Leaves you thirsting for more details."    
                     – Dr. HarSimran Virdee, Monroe, NJ

              "This course is definitely very informative.  As a new dentist and a brand new practice owner, I can absolutely appreciate this information!"
                     – Dr. Irina Kazbanov, Fort Lee, NJ

              "Precise, to the point, high energy speaker."
                    – Dr. Joyce Kurdian, Basking Ridge, NJ

              "Very informative, good attitude and energy--very engaging and interesting.  I can relate to every topic and gives very clear explanation."
                   – Ms. Daniela Corn, Port Chester, NY


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              ATRAUMATIC AND EFFICIENT ORAL SURGERY:
              New Concepts and Technology
                (HANDS-ON)

              2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

              Presenter: Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

              Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016 &
                        Friday, July 29, 2016

              Time: (Day 1) 8:30am - 5:00pm
                         (Day 2) 8:30am - 4:30pm

              Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
              after Course Description

              Sponsored by: Hartzell Instruments

              AGD Coding

              CE Credits: 15
              AGD Code: 311
              Subject: Exodontia Participation
              *Breakfast & Lunch Included

              Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661  


              NEW: 
                 • We have added Pig Jaws in addition to the customized models to
                    the hands on portion
                 • We have increased the course (from 14) to 15 CREDITS


              Course Description:

              Implants and esthetic bridges require atraumatic extractions. The emphasis of this presentation is on routine extractions that become more difficult than expected

              The presentation will cover:

              • Advanced instruments and procedures as taught in modern oral surgery residency
              • How to avoid or manage many common complications, such as bleeding problems with patients on anticoagulants
              • Managing infections
              • Luxators: the world-wide standard of care
              • Essentials for 3rd molar anatomy/bone removal
              • Suturing techniques
              • Bone grafting
              • Flap Resection
              • Many minor oral surgery procedures
              • Medications and post op instructions

              Extraction expertise will be taken to the next level for socket preservations, multiple extractions with alveoplasty, frenectomies, exostosis removal and other minor dentoalveolar procedures.

              This course will enable the general dentist and dental assistant to:

              • Broaden the range of surgery procedures done in the office
              • Better avoid or treat common surgical complications
              • Do surgery procedures more quickly and predictably
              • More clearly understand surgical "standards of care"
              • Have a better grasp of what surgery procedures need to be referred
              • Do socket bone grafts according to current, commonly used techniques
              Hands-On Portion:


               
              The Hands-On portion will be performed on life-like dentoform models
              , performing surgery procedures that are a prelude to doing them on patients. The principles and techniques from the discussion will be realistically implemented on the models.   

              Each doctor will have their own model and their own set of surgical instruments during the whole course!

              The following will be performed over two days on the models during the Hands-On portion:

              • Surgical extractions
              • Socket preservation with bone graft material and barrier membrane
              • Partial bony maxillary and mandibular impactions performed with flap reflection
              • Bone removal to avoid sensitive anatomic structure
              • Preventing a dry socket
              • Multiple extractions followed by alveoplasty and continuous-lock suturing
              • Incision and Drainage
              • Sulturing techniques
              • Other minor oral surgery procedures

              12 Hands-On Surgical Procedures performed on life-like dentoform models:
                #1 - Surgical extraction of a fractured-lower first molar (Includes root retrieval using algorithm)
                #2 - A socket bone graft procedure. (Bone graft and double barrier membrane.)
                #3 - Multiple extractions (4) including "surgical" root removal 
                #4 - Alveoplasty of the ridge followed by continuous-lock suturing.
                #5 - Surgical extraction of an upper first molar with a fractured root and sinus perforation using 
                       techniques that prevent a root from going into the maxillary sinus (embedded within the model).
                #6 - Use a Hedstrom file w/floss for additional control of a root tip near the sinus
                #7 - Use of grafting to treat sinus perforation,
                #8 - Surgical extraction of an upper third molar vertical impaction.
                #9 - Surgical removal of a partial bony mesioangular, lower third molar impaction using a triangular 
                        flap and appropriate sectioning technique
               #10 - Perform an excisional biopsy
               #11 - Perform an "incision and drain"
               #12 - Perform a labial frenectomy

              This course will enable you to:

              • Go back to the office with superior knowledge
              • Have a solid feel for soft tissue incisions, bone removal and placement of bone graft material
              • Know first-hand how various surgical materials are used and/or manipulated
              • Receive one-on-one instruction and feedback on a number of procedures
              • Understand what current "standards of care" are regarding several surgeries commonly done in a general practice

              About the Speaker:
              Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

              Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses at all the major U.S. meetings, at the state level, and internationally.  His hands-on courses use life-like models on which participants do several different surgeries.  He is currently Clinical Director of Oral Surgery at Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah.  Dr. Koerner graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army, and a Masters Degree in Education.  Though not an oral surgeon, he has practiced oral surgery only for the last 16 years.

              Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored and co-authored several books. He has been featured in DVDs for the profession including three made with Dr. Gordon Christensen on difficult extractions, third molar surgery, and medical emergencies. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and the Utah Academy of General Dentistry. 

              He has organized and conducted many humanitarian trips to China (patient treatment and teaching other dentists) since 2006 and speaks fluent Chinese.  At the 2010 National AGD Meeting he received the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his contributions to General Dentistry and continuing education.


              Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

              "Excellent class, 3rd time taking class with Dr. Koerner.  I learn something new each time I attend his class.  The online link prior to class was excellent information and review.  Gives excellent tips on how to manage difficult extractions.  I learned about treatment of dry sockets/management buffering, extraction of difficult molars, 3rd molar extraction, suturing, management of bleeding, oral sedation."        
                     – Dr. Roslyn Kellum, Easton, MD

              "Really enjoyed the hands on programs.  I learned more about suturing, bone grafting and better ways to remove broken teeth."
                     – Dr. Michael Gallet, Mountainside, NJ

              "Course is well worth a Friday & Saturday sacrifice. Excellent hands-on experience, excellent lecture material/good handouts."

                     – Dr. Linda Reichler, Avon, CT

              "Very good course led by an excellent instructor." 
                     – Dr. Jerome, Kiely, Ireland

              "Hands on was absolutely pertinent.  I was amazed at how realistic a model could be!  Loved the suturing." 
                    – Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA

              "Much more useful and relevant than the average dental CE course!" 
                     – Dr. Susan Schiffman, Philadelphia, PA

              "The course was run very well.  Dr. Koerner is a great speaker and the information he gave can be used in my practice immediately." 
                    – Dr. Ryan Hoehner, Bowling Green, OH

              "Loved everything - being able to actually practice what was taught is great."
                    – Dr. Olukemi Odutayo, Voorhees, NJ

              "Excellent course, very informative - can't wait to get back to my practice and put procedures to work." 
                    – Dr. Matthew Curtin, Ipswich, MA

              "All those pearls of his knowledge and experiences that he shared will benefit me tremendously in my career.  I can see myself doing 3rds extraction faster now."

                   – Dr. Meesun Lim, Annandale, VA

              "Very helpful course.  Dr. Koerner is an excellent teacher sharing the little secrets which are amazing to know.  I will recommend this course to my friends!"
                   – Dr. Vipasha Desai, Newington, CT

              "Good course, very detailed and practical.  Dr. Koerner is one of the greatest clinicians I have ever met.  Thanks for the course."
                   – Dr. Fuming Li, Millville, NJ

              "Dr. Koerner is awesome, very good at answering questions, encouraging people, patient with everyone, knowledgeable."
                   – Dr. Krithika Jayaprakash, Vernon, CT

              "Excellent course - really informative.  The information given will have an immediate impact on how I do Oral Surgery."
                   – Dr. Craig Henry, West Hempstead, NY

              "Great course that teaches concepts that I can easily bring to my office on Monday."
                   – Dr. Juana Feliz, Trinity, Florida


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              •  AUGUST 2016 COURSES  •
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              DENTAL MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH
              COMMON MEDICAL CONDITIONS

              Presenter: Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS,
                                 FICD, FACD


              Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
              Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

              Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
              after Course Description

              AGD Coding

              CE Credits: 6
              AGD Code: 754
              Subject: Dentistry For The Medically
                             Compromised Patient Lecture


              *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

              Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 



              Course Description:
               

              Advances in medical technology and pharmaceuticals have enabled patients who hitherto were treated only in hospital based dental clinics, to seek care at our private dental practices.
              Also, the “baby-boomer” generation, one of the largest population demographics in the country, is at an age where chronic medical problems are extremely common.
              Many excellent dental schools have myriad technical “competencies” to be learned and thus, relatively little curriculum time is devoted to medically complex patients.

                 • This course will systematically address and review the statistically most common medical conditions
                    that will be presented by ambulatory patients coming to our practices.
                 • The dental management and pharmaceutical implications of these patients will be addressed and
                    safety issues will be emphasized.
                 • The propriety, usefulness, indication for, and formulation of medical consultation will also be
                    discussed.
                 • Finally, the relatively few patients who seek care in our private practices but should instead, be
                   referred to hospital based dental programs will be identified. 

              Learning Objectives:

              At the completion of this course the participant will:

                 • Be able to confidently assess and manage ambulatory dental patients with cardiovascular disease,
                    diabetes, COPD, bleeding disorders and on anticoagulant therapy, hepatitis, HIV, organ transplants
                    and osteoporosis
                 • Understand the use of medical guidelines, current antibiotic prophylaxis, and the limitations
                    of guidelines
                 • Be able to understand the precautions to be taken with patients on medications that manage
                   their conditions and the interactions with these drugs and the drugs that we may prescribe
                 • Be able to generate a useful and appropriate medical consultation and be able to know if medical
                   consultation is actually needed
                 • How to take a relevant medical history and what to do with the information we obtain
                 • Be able to identify patients that can be treated in the private practice dental office and those that
                   should be referred to a hospital based dental setting

              About the Speaker:
              Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS, FICD, FACD

              Dr. Quaranta graduated from Villanova University in 1968 with a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a B.S. degree in Biological Science.

              He attended Monmouth University Graduate School of Education during 1968 and 1969.

              Dr. Quaranta attended The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School where he received his D.M.D. degree in 1972. Immediately after graduation from NJDS he was then invited to become a one-day per week faculty member as an instructor at the New Jersey Dental School and concurrently entered private practice with his father in Highland Park New Jersey.   In 1977 he was promoted to Assistant Professor and in 1986 he was promoted to Associate Professor. 

              Dr. Quaranta, while a faculty member of NJDS in 1991, took on a two-year residency program in TMD disorders and oral medicine/ oro-facial pain. 

              In 1992  Dr. Quaranta entered the Kean University Graduate School of Psychology where he performed research and obtained an M.S. degree in clinical psychology in 1997.

              Dr. Quaranta took over his father’s practice in 1989 and after twenty three years of full time practice in 1995 became a three day per week faculty member and spent two years teaching in the Oral Medicine Division of the Department of Oral Pathology, Biology and Diagnostic Sciences. After twenty-seven years in private practice Dr. Quaranta became a full-time faculty member at NJDS in 2000.

              In 1998 Dr. Quaranta was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental academic honor society, and in 1999 was offered a fellowship in the Faculty of the International College of Dentists (FICD).

              On September 26, 2001 Dr.Quaranta was inducted into the Master Educator’ Guild and designated a Master Educator. This was a new University Wide program inaugurated by the new University President, Stuart Cook to recognize achievement and ability in biomedical education.  It is a University wide distinction awarded to a member of the six schools within the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. New Jersey Dental School is one of the six schools.  Dr. Quaranta was the first member to be elected to this award from the Dental School.  The school as now the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. 

              On April 19, 2002, Dr. Quaranta was accepted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists (FACD)


              Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

              "Very useful medical info and its relation to everyday dentistry."

                     – Dr. Donald Lapine, Bayonne, NJ

              "Presentation and material were excellent. Dr. Quaranta did a great job"
                      – Dr. Gary Freedman, Livingston, NJ

              "Very good course - better than expected - instructor is enthusiastic and easy to listen to! Excellent review of oral meds."

                     – Dr. Norman Turkowitz, New York, NY

              "Excellent. Dr. Q presented very pertinent material well!"
                     – Dr. Joseph Jajawardena, Newburgh, NY

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              THE ART & SCIENCE OF ADVANCED MICRO-THIN ULTRASONIC INSTRUMENTATION IN
              PERIODONTAL THERAPY
                (HANDS-ON)

              – COURSE FULL - Waiting List Available –

              Presenter: Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed

              Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
              Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

              Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
              after Course Description

              AGD Coding

              CE Credits: 6
              AGD Code: 495
              Subject: NonSurgical Therapeutic
                             Management Participation 

              Sponsored by: Hu-Friedy, Dentsply

              *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

              Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

              Bring or send your Hygienist! 

              Leave traditional root planing behind and move into a new era
                                                       of periodontal care!


              Course Description: 
              Micro-thin ultrasonic instrumentation decreases fatigue and enhances efficiency with new topical anesthetics and techniques to manage difficult access, including the pesky furcation! Incorporating power driven instrumentation into the periodontal component of the practice provides a time effective adjunct to definitive root planing and the deplaquing process of the periodic supportive maintenance. 

              Enhance your armamentarium in treating today’s initial and recare periodontal patient where surgical therapy may not be feasible. By incorporating a combination of both manual and ultrasonic instrumentation in tandem with antimicrobials, the participant is taken to new heights in providing a synergistic level of care.

              Learning Objectives:

                   • Be familiar with the current literature justifying the use of power driven instrumentation.

                   • State the indications and contraindications for their use, including safety precautions.

                   • Select the necessary instrumentation commercially available to achieve effective results.

                   • Implement techniques unique to this modality, especially in the area of enhancing patient comfort.

                   • Incorporate power driven instrumentation into the periodontal component of the practice.

                   • Utilizing electronic data collection to find and market periodontal care.

                   • Operating ultrasonics with micro-thin inserts in sulcular arena with an array of medicaments.

                   • Providing ergonomic techniques to decrease physical fatigue and enhance time efficiency.

                   • Indications for placing time release local delivery antibiotics in selected sites.

              Hands-On Portion

                   • Implement techniques for accurate periodontal probing including finding furcations
                     using perio models

                   • Review innovative anesthesia techniques to avoid the "block"

                   • Develop a decision tree on tip selection for various periodontal conditions

                   • Perform ultrasonic procedures with various power driven instruments from piezeo to 
                     magnetostrictive units. 

                   • Implement techniques to negotiate root anatomy in periodontal pockets. 

                   • Learn strategies for manipulating all settings including water and power to enhance
                     patient comfort. 

                   • Develop Hands-On maintenance of the tips and equipment to maximize effectiveness. 

                   • Gain a working knowledge of post-op instructions, fee coding, and positive case acceptance


              This course will provide for you the following take home “pearls” for
              Monday morning…


                   1) Determine the patient condition for non-surgical versus surgical periodontics

                   2) Data collect the perio patient in less than 5 minutes

                   3) Create systems with prepared ultrasonic kits for the respective diagnosis

                   4) Acquire great access protocols for removing biofilm and calculus

                   5) Embrace the ergonomics of delivering periodontal debridement for your overall mental
                       and physical well-being

                   6) Achieve positive case acceptance for periodontal debridement over the traditional "prophy."

                About the Speaker:
                Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed

                Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed,  Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry; Associate faculty member of the Pankey with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics and implant placement.  He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Immediate President of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Low provides dentists and dental hygienists with the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices and is affiliated with the Florida Probe Corporation. He was selected “Dentist of the Year” by the Florida Dental Association,Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award.   He is a Past President of the Florida Dental Association.


                Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About Dr. Samuel B. Low:

                "I was very happy with this course.  Dr. Low never disappoints." 
                      – Dr. David Herman, New York, NY

                "Another great course presented by NJHPDI.  I learned too much to even list - many pearls.  Dr. Low is an exceptional speaker - very well presented." 
                  
                    – Dr. Jonathan Susat, Gastonbury, CT

                "This was a very interesting and unique course." 
                      – Dr. Olha Shender, Toronto, ON

                "Dr. Low's lecture was wonderful! I wish that I had my partner, office manager and hygienists with me at this seminar."
                      – Dr. Babafsheh Goujani, Ramsey, NJ

                "I've taken many courses here - all great! NJHPDI offers great days for these.  Dr. Low is fabulous.  I compare him to Gordon Christenson."
                       – Dr. Joel Okon, Lindenwald, N

                "Course was very educational and informative.  Speaker is interactive and knowledgeable." 
                       – Dr. Parissa Yasdanpanah, Bellemeade, NJ

                "Very informative course with many usable and applicable concepts.  I can use learned material tomorrow in the operatory." 
                       – Dr. Skrapits, St. James, NY

                "Excellent lecture; very informative - gave me a better understanding on diagnosing and managing perio patients." 
                      – Ms. Ann Marie Morais, Branchberg, NJ

                "Dr. Low is an excellent speaker - enthusiastic and informative.      
                      – Dr. Mali Hung, Ft. Lee, NJ

                "Dr. Low is very articulate and thorough.  He has a deep understanding of the topic." 
                      – Dr. Navreet Sidhu, Cranbury, NJ


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                Dentist $495
                Staff w/o Dentist $395
                Staff w/Dentist $295
                Advanced Registration $50 off by 7/31/16

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                REMOVABLE RESTORATIVE SOLUTIONS
                FOR TODAY’S DENTISTRY  
                (HANDS-ON)
                 

                Presenter: Michael Goodman,
                                     CEO Equipoise

                Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
                Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

                Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                after Course Description


                Sponsored by: Equipoise

                AGD Coding

                CE Credits: 7
                AGD Code: 670
                Subject: Prosthodontics/Removable
                                 Participation

                *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

                Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



                Course Description:

                A thorough and comprehensive examination of biomechanics in removable restorative design. The Equipoise System and philosophy insures the dentists and patients, a predictable, successful prosthesis by directing forces along the long axis of the tooth designed to strengthen the periodontal structures while protecting and preserving the abutment teeth. You will observe how versatile the equipoise system is with existing dentition, conventional and precision designs and as an excellent tooth borne solution with implant supported Equipoise C&L attachments.

                Educational Objectives:
                • Filling an important area in your practice with proven complete design systems
                • EQ Implant tooth borne solutions consistent with physiological movements.
                • Single crowns for free-end saddle design.
                • How Equipoise is a minimally invasive technique.
                • How crucial stability is for success with RPDs.
                • The importance of guide planes on existing dentition cases.
                • Bite raising solutions that are practical and affordable.
                This Seminar will cover:

                DIDACTIC: Comprehensive Examination of Biomechanics in RPD Design

                CLINICAL CASES STUDIES
                The segment will show you numerous case studies on the many usages and versatility of the Equipoise system. You will see how to take on the most difficult case scenarios including perio-cases, difficult tooth configurations, Equipoise with implants, single abutments for free-end saddles and much more!

                PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
                We will show you how easy and manageable the Equipoise System is to use in your practice. You will learn how to incorporate a philosophy of design which is simple, profitable and most of all, rewarding for you and your patients.

                DIAGNOSTIC TREATMENT PLANNING  (HANDS-ON)
                We will show you how to treatment plan your own cases.
                *Please bring diagnostic casts for preparation and evaluation (The more challenging, the better!)

                Conclusion:
                Attendees will learn how to effectively incorporate a time-tested, clinically proven design system to fill an important niche in their dental practice. The Equipoise System enables the dentist to replace missing teeth in virtually all design scenarios. You will learn how to take on challenging cases with confidence incorporating a philosophy of design which is simple, predictable, profitable and rewarding for your patients.

                Participants should bring diagnostic casts for prep and evaluation.

                About the Speaker:
                Michael Goodman,CEO Equipoise
                 
                               
                Michael Goodman is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville and the Magna Institute of Dental Technology, specializing in crown & bridge and denture.

                As the President of the Equipoise Dental Center, he runs the Equipoise Dental Laboratory and trains and licenses dental laboratories in the principles of Equipoise. He also manufactures Equipoise products, and attachments. Mr. Goodman has been presenting Equipoise courses to dentists and dental laboratories nationally and internationally for over 20 years. 


                He has been published in the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Products Report and Dental Economics. He co-authored with Dr. Neal Seltzer. "Predictable Long Term Results Using Properly Designed Removable Partial Dentures & Rest Preparations in Crowns & Natural Dentition." Dentistry Today, and is responsible for the CRA report, July 2003.

                Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

                "Very informative course, an eye opener!" 
                     – Dr. Olha Shender, Torono, CANADA

                "Very informative, engaging speaker, eloquent lecturer.  Very clean facility, good parking, great air conditioner control, good handout and directions, very good breakfast and lunch, great supply of coffee and drinks through the day." 
                     – Dr. Ana Balica, Astoria, NY

                "Excellent course - new insights into fabrications." 
                     – Dr. Joseph Diacovo, Kingston, NY

                "Mr. Goodman gives a concise and enthusiastic presentation.  He is obviously well informed and has a mastery of RPD construction."
                     – Dr.Stuart Kofsky, Poughkeepsie, NY

                "The course is very good and informative.  Definitely an innovative way to do partial dentures."
                     – Dr. Patrick Yap, Albany, NY

                "Opened my eyes to other appointments for my patients."
                     – Dr. James Aris, Wilton, CT

                "I have been doing this technique for almost 30 years and I still learned additional techniques and skills." 
                     – Dr. Harris Levine, River Edge, NJ

                "A game changer! Once I started doing Equipoise Prosthetics in my office, I could never ever think of returning to the way I used to design removable prosthetics before.”

                “What a great lecture! It was a good opportunity to familiarize myself with the technique and a wonderful way to educate my dentists into keeping endodontically treated teeth. This is definitely right in line with the Pankey philosophy of keeping the patient’s natural dentition in full function for the rest of the patient’s life." 

                “Your course on the Equipoise RPD designed system has changed my life in dentistry forever. I now enjoy delivering removable prosthesis that work beautifully. The C&L precision crowns and attachments are remarkable! My patients finally have RPD’s which are comfortable, totally functional and esthetic.” 

                “It was my pleasure to meet with you, and I congratulate you for your continued innovative work in removable prosthodontics.”

                For more information, please visit:
                www.equipoisedental.com


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                APICAL SURGERY vs. IMPLANTS: To Pull or Not To Pull (SUNDAY) Presenter: Daniel Pompa, DDS AGD Coding Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016 CE Credits: 4 Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm AGD Code: 071 Subject: Surgical Endodontics Lecture Tuition & Advanced Registration listed *Breakfast Included after course Description Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge, NJ 07661




                Course Description:

                This course will describe the indications and contraindications, for performing or referring a patient for Apical Surgery. With the correct history, radiographic and clinical evaluation, the decision to perform an Apicoectomy will be weighed against further evaluation, a retreatment option, or extraction. Then a decision is more accurately made as to whether an implant or Fixed Bridge (Fixed Partial Prosthesis), a Removable Prosthesis (Fixed or Transitional Temporary Prosthesis), or doing nothing would be the final treatment plan offered to the patient. The specific workup (checklist) is frequently overlooked, leading to a less than ideal outcome. This course discusses and reviews all options when a tooth is ailing or failing.

                Learning Objectives:

                Upon the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

                     • Learn the radiographic technique to use when evaluating a tooth for fracture

                     • List the seven step workup consisting of procedures and tests that should be used when
                       performing, or referring a patient for an apicoectomy.

                     • Understand the principles of GTM, and know the indications for the final prognosis.

                     • Recognize that the location of a fistula is the key critical diagnostic indicator for the final prognosis.

                     • Identify the signs to differentiate between endo/perio defect vs. perio/endo defect, and to 
                       understand the difference with respect to the prognosis.

                About the Speaker:
                Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

                Dr. Daniel Pompa is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. After graduating from New York University College of Dentistry in 1978, Dr. Pompa completed a GPR at Long Island Jewish Hospital, followed by specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Lincoln Hospital, New York Medical College. In 1982, he became a Fellow of The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and in 1992 a Fellow in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

                He has been a guest lecturer at both Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and New York University College of Dentistry in the early 1980’s and he is now (since 2012) a guest faculty at NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Dan Pompa has lectured extensively, including at the National Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery, and has presented at the annual Greater New York Dental Meeting numerous times throughout the years.

                Dr. Pompa is an author, having published in such journals as the Journal of the American Dental Association and Dentistry Today, where he has also been listed as one of the “Leaders in Continuing Education.”   In the Journal of NYSAGD (Winter 2014) Dr. Pompa published “Update on Basic Physical Diagnosis” which summarizes many new innovations in a simple medical workup for patients in a dental office. Dan is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his innovative work in the field of Dental Implantology.


                Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

                "Great. Brilliant course."
                     – Dr. Naim Sylvester, Totowa, NJ

                "Very good presentation of topic that is rarely discussed in dentistry."
                     – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

                "One of the best CE courses taken lately."
                     – Dr. Jason Seo, Wayne, NJ

                "Dr. Pompa is very energetic and informative and clarified several misconceptions regarding diagnostic and treatment planning. Very worthwhile course to take."
                     – Dr. Eric Weinberg, South Orange, NJ

                "Excellent presenter, great world of knowledge and experience. Relevant and interesting."
                     – Dr. Florence Certo, Staten Island, NY 

                "I learned so many "take home" ideas to put to immediate practice."
                     – Dr. Jerome Gliksberg, Succasunna, NJ


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                  RECOGNIZING THE "TMJ" PATIENT,
                ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO DENTISTRY

                Presenter: Glenn Gittelson, DDS

                Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
                Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

                Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                after Course Description

                AGD Coding

                CE Credits: 7
                AGD Code: 182
                Subject: TM Disorders Lecture

                *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

                Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

                                               _____________________________________
                  • "Why is being able to recognize the TMJ patient important to Dentistry?"

                  • The TMJ are the positioning elements of the mandible during closure

                  • A stable occlusion is absolutely dependent upon a stable jaw joint

                  • If the TMJ's are not stable, even the best dentistry will fail


                Course Description:

                The TMJ patient can present with many faces in the growing child, adolescent and adult. Facial asymmetries, dental asymmetries and dental mal-occlusions can all have their origins from a temporo-mandibular joint internal derangement.

                Early childhood trauma to the lower jaw, as simple as a bunk to the chin can lead to growth and developmental disorders of the mandible due to TMJ structural injury.

                Subsequent development of facial/skeletal distortion, asymmetries and dental mal-occlusions as well as various types of neck and facial pain issues can develop, which can then express themselves progressively into the adult life of the patient.
                Medical Doctors involved in the diagnosis and treatment of head, neck and facial pain and all dentists, whether general dentists or specialists, should have the basic knowledge and skills to perform a front line TMJ evaluation and make a front line diagnosis.

                Specifically, retrognathic mandibular skeletal, and class II type malocclusions, anterior open bites, changing or unstable bites and asymmetrical and or changing skeletal profiles very often have temporo-mandibular joint internal derangements associated with them. 

                Direct imaging of the TMJ’s, with CT scan and MRI are absolutely indicated for formal diagnosis of any jaw joint pathology in order to incorporate and account for it when treatment planning any type of dental work and to diagnose potential sources of pain. The stability of the facial profile and occlusion and therefore any restorative work will always be dependent on the corresponding stability of the jaw joint foundation. 

                This Presentation will Introduce Attendees To The Concepts and Techniques Necessary to:
                • Recognize the face and profile of a TMJ patient in the growing child, adolescent and adult

                • Recognize the occlusion/ bite of a TMJ patient

                • Recognize the TMJ patient from a full mouth series set of x-rays

                • Recognize the TMJ patient from a panorex x-ray

                • Know how to recognize the patient who requires further advanced TMJ diagnostics

                • Understand the significance of basic TMJ MRI interpretation

                • Understand the significance of basic TMJ CT interpretation 

                • Recognize the various types of pain patterning of the TMJ patient

                • Treatment planning the TMJ patient

                Clinical cases will be presented demonstrating the above information as relates to the young growing child, adolescent and adult. 

                  About the Speaker:
                  Glenn Gittelson, DDS

                  Dr. Gittelson is a general dentist.  He graduated from Emory University’s School of Dentistry in 1983.

                  Dr. Gittelson has extensive ongoing training in the science of jaw joint diagnostics and TMJ MRI and CT interpretation. He received this training at the prestigious Piper Education and Research Center, St Petersburg, FL under the direct tutelage of Mark Piper, M.D., D.M.D.

                  Dr. Gittelson is the owner of two US patents relating to the field of implant dentistry. 

                  In 2002, Dr. Gittelson was the first recipient of the Dr. Charles E. English award for the most clinically relevant article published in the Journal Implant Dentistry.

                  He has been offering lectures and hands on courses on the science of TMJ diagnostics, occlusion and implant prosthetics for the last 15 years.

                  Dr. Gittelson maintains a private practice in Merrick, NY diagnosing and treating headache, neck pain, facial pain and TMJ related disorders in children, adolescent and adult patients. 


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                  Staff $225
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                  PHOTOGRAPHY TO GROW YOUR PRACTICE
                  (HANDS-ON)  (SUNDAY)

                  Presenter: Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

                  Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 

                  Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

                  Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                  after Course Description

                  AGD Coding

                  CE Credits: 7
                  AGD Code: 138
                  Subject: Digital Dental
                                 Photography Participation

                  *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

                  Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

                  Necessary course for Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants!



                  Course Description:

                  Today with chartless offices, electronic health records and all types of imaging, the need for photography is greater than ever for documentation, before and after photos, insurance submissions, cosmetic dentistry, soft tissue pathology, orthodontics and restorative dentistry not to mention internal and external marketing, teaching, and even for resumes in this age of applying for positions at all ages.

                  Photographic images should ideally be taken and used by clinical assistants, hygienists and even administrative staff more than the doctors to be used most effectively.   Both doctors and staff should be well trained in the needs, uses and techniques.

                  You will learn:
                       • Why It is essential to use photography in your practice
                       • What cameras to use and why point and shoots should be the mainstay of your practice
                       • Techniques for taking both  extraoral and intraoral photos
                       • How to use photography for documentation
                       • Where to store photos
                       • Patient concerns and how to deal with them
                       • How to use photography for treatment planning  and consultation
                       • How to use photography for internal and external marketing
                       • How and when to use patient consent forms
                       • How to use photos in cosmetic simulation imaging
                       • How you photography will expand your practice 
                       • When you need an SLR camera
                       • When you need an intraoral camera
                       • Photography resources

                  Hands On Portion:
                  This session will take place twice during the day with each attendee taking photos, assist in taking photos and be the patient (all three situations important to experience and fully understand).

                       • How to use a point and shoot well
                       • What photos to take and when 
                       • How to use the flash well
                       • How and when to use the zoom features
                       • How to frame photos
                       • How to take portraits
                       • How to take pictures of your office
                       • How to take photos for shades for lab communication
                       • How to use retractors
                       • How to get patients to smile properly
                       • Learn the difference between a smile and a grimace
                       • Learn when you want and how to profile views
                       • Learn when you want and the different type of profile views
                       • How to deal with the variables of different types of patients
                       • How to take operative photos versus before and after photos
                       • How to take pictures with two people
                       • How to take pictures alone with the patient’s assistance

                  About the Speaker:
                  Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

                  Dr. Feiler started his dental practice in 1979 as a solo general practitioner with a special interest in bonded composite cosmetic makeovers, morphing into a large group practice a year later and then as a cosmetic dentist developed a boutique cosmetic group practice in 1985. With the addition of orthodontics and surgery, it again developed into a large multi-specialty group. Feiler Dental Associates has had ten different offices located over the years in both NJ and NY, and presently is a multi-specialty, multi-location group practice, with 40 total staff employed, including 3 locations, 10 dentists and 7 hygienists all in northern NJ. He presently limits his personal practice to difficult and unusual cases, oral health, mentoring, practice administration and development.

                  A graduate of Rutgers College as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, where he later taught prosthodontics and oral diagnosis, he has written and continues to write articles on all aspects of dentistry. This has expanded into founding and directing the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI).



                  Dr. Feiler has been an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for over 20 years. He has been an Elite and Premier Invisalign Provider and a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry,  Academy of General Dentistry and the American Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Among Dr. Feiler's other achievements are a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and with a background in biochemistry and dental research, a fellowship at the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland.

                  Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About Dr. Feiler and This Course:

                  "I have taken this course myself several years ago and have also sent my staff recently.  It was instantly useful! I have not had to take a photo in my office since that date.  Better communication with patients and labs equals less headache for me and better patient care. Great money spent!"
                        – Dr. Robert Scarazzo, DMD, FAGD, Doylestown, PA

                  "Excellent presentation.  Very simple systems for photo taking and incorporation into the day to day function of the office."
                       – Dr. Tony Corello - Westfield, NJ

                  "Dr. Feiler encouraged group members to critique photos which helped a lot. Good/appropriate mix of didactic with hands-on.  Debrief after hands-on was great!"
                       – Dr. Valli Meeks, Baltimore, MD 

                  "I liked the hands on aspect - very clear explanation of cameras functions."
                       – Dr. Kenneth Simckes, Monsey, NY 

                  "The course was very good - I learned a lot of new techniques which make things much easier." 
                       – Ms. Simone Pryce, Oakland, NJ

                  "Very nice course - Photography is an important area and is over looked - this course fills that niche."
                       – Dr. Craig Henry, Astoria, NY 

                  "Very informative and practical. The hands-on portion was very useful!"
                       – Dr. Patrick Yap, Oceanside, NY 

                  "This is my first dental course - highly informative.  Very well put together and easy to understand.  Staff was very helpful.  I really enjoyed it!"
                       – Ms. Sejal Jain, Roselle Park, NJ 

                  "Perfect.  Very well organized and there was enough equipment for everyone in attendance."
                       – Ms. Jennyfer Bazo, Paterson, NJ

                  "Dr. Feiler is a great dentist and wonderful speaker - very knowledgeable and easy going person who loves to help others."
                       – Iwona Milacheck, RDH Westfield, NJ

                  "Dr. Feiler is knowledgeable and personable.  NJHPDI is a comfortable and professional place to learn."
                       – Dr. Justin Ruffner, Orleans, MA

                  "Very good experience - learned great techniques for intraoral, profile and general aspects of photography in the dental field."
                       – Ms. Yvette Vargas, New York, NY 


                  – TUITION –

                  Dentist $345
                  Staff without a Dentist $245
                  Staff with a Dentist $195
                  Group Rate (2 or more staff members) $195/ each

                  *Limited to 20 Attendees

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                  ALL CERAMICS:
                  The Latest Trends, Hot Tips and Innovations

                  Presenter: Damon C. Adams, DMD

                  Date: Friday, September 9, 2016
                  Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

                  Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                  after Course Description

                  Sponsored by: Doxa Dental

                  AGD Coding

                  CE Credits: 6
                  AGD Code: 784
                  Subject: Esthetics, All-Ceramics,
                                 Crowns Lecture


                  *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

                  Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 


                  Course Description:

                  Dr. Adams will present an engaging review and update on some of the latest dental material and technique trends in dentistry. This program is designed to help you with material choices and material applications, while sharing practical clinical tips that will assist you in your efforts to provide optimal treatment for your patients.

                  This full-day science-based presentation is recommended for doctors and dental technicians.

                  Lecture Topics:
                  • Update on the latest trends in all-ceramics

                  • 100% zirconium restorations: A candid review and update on important practical clinical challenges that will affect doctors and technicians in the long-term. (Solutions will be presented.)

                  • Material choice protocol for non-metal based restorations

                  • 6-step prep protocol for posterior monolithic preparation

                  • Anatomic core build-up requirements for monolithic zirconia

                  • A novel way to accurately treatment plan and minimally prepare for anterior all-ceramic cases

                  • An update on surface treatments for all-ceramics. Making it much simpler! 

                  • What are the best cements for all-ceramics available today? The latest approaches to increase bond strength and decrease microleakage. 

                  • All-ceramic polishing and prophy protocols for hygienists/doctors

                  • Update on other trends and new/recent developments: novel composite resin techniques; oral cancer detection; new technologies for endodontics

                  • And more, as time allows!

                  Disclosure: Dr. Adams has absolutely no financial interest in any of the dental manufacturers mentioned in his articles or lectures. He receives no compensation of any kind from any manufacturer for writing articles or creating lecture materials. In sometimes mentioning specific manufacturers and products in the course of his lectures and hands-on workshops, Dr. Adams is not endorsing any product or manufacturer over another. The actual material and equipment choices that doctors and laboratory owners make are strictly their own decision to make, and due diligence must be given in selecting specific products based upon the needs and technical/treatment goals of all parties involved. Dr. Adams works as the editor-in-chief of Dentistry Today in an independent contractor relationship.

                    About the Speaker:
                    Damon C. Adams, DMD

                    Dr. Damon C. Adams, a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Toledo, College of Medicine, Division of Dentistry. He lectures internationally focusing on updates in dental materials, the latest trends and innovations in dentistry, doctor-technician relationships, and techno-clinical perspectives. Dr. Adams is the editor-in-chief of Dentistry Today and is listed in Dentistry Today’s Leaders in Continuing Education. In addition, he also serves on the Advisory Board for Spectrum Dialogue (Palmeri Publications). 

                    Dr. Adams is a member of the ADA, AGD, AACD, SCAD, and the National Association of Dental Laboratories. 


                    Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Speaker:

                    "I liked that Dr. Adams not only talked about the types of ceramics and the advantages and uses of each but also gave tips that we could use in the office. I learned about the various types of ceramics - I never gave a thought to what materials the lab was using "
                         – Dr. Margaret Murray-Sobers, Plainfield, NJ

                    "Interesting and very relevant to clinical practice.  Well informed and skilled dentist; Good speaker - material is sorely needed and rarely covered. I learned about the different porcelains and their indications and advantages vs. contraindications and disadvantages in clinical practice."
                          – Dr. Magdy Phillip, Freehold, NJ

                    "Highly informative. Dr. Adams is very knowledgeable, objective and factual."

                         – Dr. Richard Hochenberg, NY, NY

                    "Dr. Adams gave the utmost impressive course I have ever been to.His knowledge on the latest materials and uses left me with an understanding of the many choices I have and how I can go back and use them."
                         – Dr. Maria Witkowich, Yorktown, NY

                    "Great lecture! Packed with information that makes treatment planning better for difficult cases. I learned when to use different types of porcelain in different clinical situations."
                         – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

                    "I thought it was very informative and gave many options or restorations for different types of patients."
                         – Dr. Elizabeth Petrillo, Purchase, NY

                    – TUITION –

                    Dentist $275
                    Staff with Dentist $175
                    Staff without Dentist $225
                    Advanced Registration $50 off by 8/15/16

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                    HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE, ECONOMICAL
                      (HANDS-ON)
                    AND FIXED IMPLANT SUPPORTED BRIDGE:

                    Presenter: Parsa Zadeh, DDS, MAGD, FICOI

                    Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
                    Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

                    Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                    after Course Description


                    Sponsored by: Dental Evolutions, Inc

                    AGD Coding

                    CE Credits: 8

                    Space Limited to 25 participants
                    Breakfast & Lunch Included

                    Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

                    Synopsis:

                    In this course, Dr. Zadeh reviews the various implant options available for restoration of edentulous arch. Then he will elaborate on a new-to-US technique of creating a totally implant supported denture that is fixed for the patient but removable by the dentist. 

                    Compared to the existing, fixed, screw-retained processes, this implant supported option can be completed in one session following implant integration by restorative dentist or as an immediate option at time of placement by the surgeon. 

                    Dentists are walked through every step necessary to successfully incorporate this technique in their practices while ensuring an absolutely passive fit of the prosthesis over the implants. Dentists are given clear acrylic models containing 6 original implants ($250 value). They will then practice converting a regular complete denture ($25 value) using original stock parts ($300 value) to a fixed implant supported bridge. Participants will get to take the acrylic models with the prosthesis they make to their offices to use for case presentation. 



                    The FRIDGE™ process simplifies the procedure by eliminating the need for implant supported impressions, jig verification step and the need for the “bar” fabrication. Consequently the cost, chairside time and lab time that it takes to make this bridge is reduced by 75%!

                    Who should attend?

                    - Implant surgeons who like to provide an immediate fixed prosthesis following placement.
                    - Restorative dentists who like to provide a fixed implant supported bridge without the hassles and expenses
                      of traditional screw retained process.

                      About the Speaker:
                      Parsa Zadeh, DDS, MAGD, FICOI

                      Dr. Zadeh is the founder and CEO of Dental Evolutions, Inc. and inventor of the Implanova® dental implant system. He is a MASTER in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and is a FELLOW of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI). He was an associate professor at USC School of Dentistry for 14 years and lectured in the department of restorative dentistry - section of occlusion.

                      Dr. Zadeh has been a practicing dentist in Beverly Hills, California for the past 30 years. He developed the very first totally paperless dental office in 1997. His vast knowledge and experience in dealing with endosseous dental implants were used to design the advanced features of the Implanova® dental implant system.



                      Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Speaker:

                      “Dear Parsa, 
                      …Your ability to involve the students during the lecture and demonstrate the relevance of the knowledge they must assimilate is a rare gift that I envy. The spontaneous applause by the students and faculty at the conclusion of your lecture hopefully gave you some idea how much everyone enjoyed it. Trust me when I tell you this response is rare, but they obviously recognized and respected your knowledge, your enthusiastic and extremely informative style and were moved through to demonstrate their thanks by their applause…”

                       
                           – Dennis Saffro, DDS, M.Ed.
                              Professor of Clinical Dentistry, USC School of Dentistry



                      – TUITION –

                      Early Registration: $675.00
                      After August 19th: $775.00

                      *Limited to 25 Attendees

                      To Register:
                      Call Customer Service at: 310-273-2819
                      Or Email: cs@denvolution.com

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                      HEAD & NECK ANATOMY REVIEW:
                      Clinical Relevance

                      Presenter: Beeren Gajjar, DDS

                      Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
                      Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

                      Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                      after Course Description

                      AGD Coding

                      CE Credits: 4
                      AGD Code: 012
                      Subject: Anatomy Lecture

                      *Breakfast Included 

                      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

                      Course Description:
                       

                      We all remember the agonizing pain of sitting through anatomy lectures in dental school trying to memorize all those Latin names only to pass an exam!  How much of that knowledge did we retain?  It is important for dentists and their dental team to have useful knowledge of head and neck anatomy.  This knowledge is important for identifying abnormalities, improving the diagnostic process, formulating the proper treatment plan for the patient and in communicating with other healthcare professionals.  It is also helpful in ergonomics for the dental team and may help prevent some of the disabilities that are a result of our profession.

                      Upon successful completion of this course attendees will learn the following:

                        • An in-depth knowledge of head and neck anatomy.
                      • Skeletal-muscular terminology.
                      • Focus on neuro-muscular structures and their relation to dental procedures.
                       • Common anatomical variations.
                      • Learn to identify variants in neuro-vascular structures and the maxillary sinus.
                       • How to implement this knowledge when diagnosing and treating patients.
                      • Learn how to avoid damage to vital structures during dental surgery.
                      • Predict common mishaps before attempting dental surgery.
                      • Anatomical evaluations prior to local anesthesia.
                      • Diagnose cranial nerve injuries.
                       • How knowledge of anatomy may help with ergonomics and prevent disabilities.
                      • Review of relevant skeletal and muscular structures.
                      • Review proper ergonomics.
                      • Learn ways to prevent fatigue and chronic aches.

                      About the Speaker:
                      Beeren Gajjar, DDS

                      Dr. Beeren Gajjar has been a Gross Anatomy lecturer for over 2 decades.  Prior to attending dental school Dr. Gajjar has held several faculty position for various graduate programs.  His vast knowledge in anatomy and dentistry has allowed him to create this unique lecture

                      Dr. Gajjar is a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry.  He completed a general practice residency at Long Island Collage Hospital.  Outside of private practice, Dr. Gajjar currently holds a clinical faculty position at NYU Langone/ Lutheran Medical Center.  He has been involved in resident education for over 7 years, where he routinely gives residents lectures and training residents in full mouth rehabilitation.  He also completed a surgical training program at the MISH International Implant Institute and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

                      – TUITION –

                      Dentist $195  |  Staff $145
                      Advanced Registration $50 off by 8/15/16

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                      REAL WORLD ENDO:
                       (HANDS-ON)
                      Recent Advances in Endodontic Treatment & Surgery

                      Presenter: Bradley Trattner, DDS

                      Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
                      Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

                      Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                      after Course Description



                      Sponsored by: Brasseler, J. Morita USA

                      AGD Coding

                      CE Credits: 6
                      AGD Code: 075
                      Subject: Obturation Technique Participation

                      *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included 

                      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 

                      Course Description:
                       

                      This lecture will concentrate on two areas.  1) How to incorporate new material science, such as bioceramic technology and efficient rotary instrumentation into your clinical practice, and 2) How to perform root canal therapy in such a manner that you actually enhance the long-term prognosis of the tooth.  The goal of this program is to have all dentists learn how to perform endodontics in such a manner that they can offer their patients a predictable way of preserving their natural dentition in the long run.

                      Included in the lecture component will be a thorough discussion concerning access, non- surgical ultrasonic use, instrumentation techniques, and a new bioceramic obturation method.  Particular emphasis will be placed on developing endodontic synchronicity between a machined preparation and a laser verified master bioceramic coated cone.  Additionally, a new instrumentation and obturation technique (ESX® NiTi rotary instrumentation and Synchronized Hydraulic  Condensation) will be introduced. All participants will have the opportunity to validate these concepts during the hands-on session. 

                      HANDS-ON:

                      The hands-on session provides the participants the opportunity to use "Real World " techniques and to witness first-hand, how they will change the way they practice endodontics.  Time will also be dedicated to "Preventing the Separation of Rotary Files" and the use of piezo electric ultrasonics will be available at all times.   

                      During this lecture/hands-on participants will learn:

                         1. How endodontics can be precision-based.
                         2. The importance of preserving coronal radicular dentin.
                         3. The multiple benefits of developing "endodontic synchronicity" between a machined
                             preparation and a master cone.
                         4. The multiple advantages of performing a constant .04 taper preparation. 
                         5. The new “synchronized hydraulic condensation” technique featuring the use of
                              bioceramic technology.
                         6. How the use of bioceramics can improve your surgical and non-surgical results. 
                         7. How to properly use the ESX® NiTi rotary file and instrumentation system.
                         8. The correct way to use an ultrasonic, in the pursuit of hidden canals.
                         9. The ease of use associated with "synchronized hydraulic condensation” technique compared
                              to the traditional obturation methods. 
                        10. Most importantly of all, how to perform endodontics in such a manner that you do not compromise
                              the long-term retention of the tooth. In fact, learn how to do endodontics so that you actually
                              enhance the long-term prognosis of the tooth.

                      For the ultimate Real World Experience, attendees are encouraged to bring two to four accessed, extracted teeth that are patent to the apex with a size 10 hand file. 


                      About the Speaker:
                      Bradley Trattner, DDS

                      A diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a member of the College of Diplomates, Dr. Bradley Trattner received both his DDS and Certificate in Endodontics from the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry. He holds staff positions at Sinai Hospital and is presently head of the Endodontic Division of the Advanced Education General Dentistry Department of the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry.  He maintains a private practice in Endodontics in Baltimore, Maryland and has been voted “Baltimore’s Best” Endodontist by Baltimore Magazine since 2002. He is a past President of both the Maryland Association of Endodontists and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity as well as a member of the Pierre Fauchard International Honor Academy and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.  He has lectured extensively nationally and is a Clinical Advisor and certified lecturer for Real World Endo.

                      Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

                      "Excellent course, very detailed, great techniques.  Good tools for Monday morning use!" 
                           – Dr. Cummings, Huntington, NY

                      "Excellent course for recent graduates.  Covered Endo very well." 

                            – Dr. Ashumi Dave, River Edge, NJ

                      The hands on was great practice for endodontic procedures." 
                            – Dr. Edward Kuo, Pine Brook, NJ

                      "I am positively going to try this technique in my office." 
                            – Dr. Naldo Barbagelata, Garfield, NJ

                      – TUITION –

                      Dentist $350
                      Advanced Registration $50 off by 9/9/16

                      *Limited to 30 Attendees

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                      THE EXPANDED DENTAL PRACTICE:
                      Administrative & Clinical  
                      For Dentists & Team  
                      (SUNDAY)

                      Presenter: Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

                      Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016 

                      Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

                      Tuition & Course Description listed
                      after Course Description

                      AGD Coding

                      CE Credits: 7
                      AGD Code: 149
                      Subject: Multi-disciplinary
                                     Topics Lecture


                      *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

                      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661



                      Course Description:

                      This course will cover both clinical areas for you and your staff to expand yourselves and practice management strategies to increase the growth of your physical practice in both gross revenues and profitability. 
                       
                      Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a jam packed 7 hours!

                      Course Objectives:

                            - Create your practice identity
                            - Understand the power of VALUE over COST
                            - Learn how to add new clinical and administrative areas, strategies, techniques
                              and policies to your practice!


                      Expand Yourself, Your Team and Your Practice in:

                      Practice Management Areas:

                           - Practice Identity
                           - Business by Value
                           - Treatment Planning
                           - Chartless, Digital Practice
                           - Dental Insurance
                           - Patient Communications
                           - A/R
                           - Staff Additions and Organization
                           - In House vs Outside Help
                           - Medical Insurance
                           - Internal Marketing
                           - External Marketing
                           - Physical Facility
                           - Multiple Locations

                      Clinical Areas:

                           - Philosophy of care
                           - Training
                           - Exams and Diagnostics
                           - Computerized charting
                           - Using Photography by the whole staff
                           - Improving the use and diagnostics of digital radiography
                           - Non surgical periodontal care
                           - Oral pathology
                           - Biopsies
                           - Oral medicine
                           - Cosmetically Motivated Dentistry and Practice (dental, oral and facial)
                           - Orofacial development and growth
                           - Orthodontics
                           - Pharmacology
                           - Medical histories
                           - Dental and medical emergencies
                           - Occlusion
                           - Oral Surgery
                           - Periodontal Surgery
                           - Newer Removable Prosthetic Dentistry
                           - New Restorative Dentistry
                           - Minimally Invasive Dentistry
                           - Laser Dentistry
                           - TMJD and Orofacial pain
                           - Preventive Dentistry
                           - Anesthetics
                           - Anxyolytics & Sedation
                           - Pediatric dentistry
                           - Implants
                           - Halitosis
                           - Dental Sleep Medicine
                           - Oral/Systemic Connection
                           - Nutrition

                      You will be ready to take back and make at least a few choice if not many changes and additions to your practice!
                       
                      Dr Feiler wants to help you integrate these improvements to your practice and looks forward to hearing your successes in doing so!

                      About the Speaker:
                      Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

                      Dr. Feiler started his dental practice in 1979 as a solo general practitioner with a special interest in bonded composite cosmetic makeovers, morphing into a large group practice a year later and then as a cosmetic dentist, developed a boutique cosmetic group practice in 1985. With the addition of orthodontics and surgery, it again developed into a large multi-specialty group. Feiler Dental Associates has had ten different offices located over the years in both NJ and NY, and presently is a multi-specialty, multi-location group practice, with 40 total staff employed, including 3 locations, 10 dentists and 7 hygienists all in northern NJ. He presently limits his personal practice to difficult and unusual cases, oral health, mentoring, practice administration and development.

                      A graduate of Rutgers College as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine where Dr. Feiler later taught prosthodontics and oral diagnosis, he has written and continues to write articles on all aspects of dentistry. This has expanded into founding and directing the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI).



                      Dr. Feiler has been an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for over 20 years. He has been an Elite and Premier Invisalign Provider and a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry,  Academy of General Dentistry and the American Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Among Dr. Feiler's other achievements are a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and with a background in biochemistry and dental research, a fellowship at the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland.


                      Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

                      "Very informative lecture.  Dr. Feiler is a great speaker."
                             – Dr. Anna Pokrywka, Chatham, NJ

                      "The course was great.  It was my first encounter with NJHPDI and I'm impressed.  Dr. Feiler has good knowledge of the areas he presented."
                             – Dr. Jailall Thuraman, Jamaica, NY

                      "It was very informative and Dr. Feiler was an excellent presenter."
                             – Dr. Patricia Bastidas, Cedar Grove, NJ

                      "I learned many valuable marketing ideas and more!" 
                             – Ms. Jane Merlino, Poughkeepsie, NY

                      "What I like about this course was that it was very clear straight to the point.  Dr. Feiler helped me to learn a lot about expands dental practice as a dental assistant."
                            – Ms. Erica Lopez, Stamford, CT

                      "A very comprehensive and refreshing practice management course."
                            – Dr. Alex Shalman, NY, NY

                      "I learned about different approaches to patient care."
                            – Ms. Jordan Johnson, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

                      "Very informative and interesting.  Dr. Feiler was excellent.  I learned a lot!  He really knows the "science" behind every product/technique and dentistry."
                            – Ms. Hannah Khan, Stamford, CT

                      "I found this course extremely informative and a wealth of information.  Dr. Feiler was very engaging and presented a lot of information in a smart amount of time."
                           – Diane Davis, Little Silver, NJ
                       
                      "I like that Dr. Feiler answers all questions and gives one on one feedback."
                           – Mr. Zedan Kallo, Bridgeport, CT
                       
                      "Practical current ideas to improve practice." 
                           – Dr. Robert Dietz, Comiklus, NY
                       
                      "Very good, very informative.  Dr. Feiler is a 'wealth of knowledge'.  Exceeded my expectations"      
                           – Ms. Audra Miller, West Caldwell, NJ

                      – TUITION –

                      Dentist $245  |  Staff $195
                      Advanced Registration $50 off by 8/31/16

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                      ATRAUMATIC AND EFFICIENT ORAL SURGERY:
                      New Concepts and Technology
                        (HANDS-ON)

                      2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course

                      Presenter: Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

                      Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 &
                                Saturday, September 24, 2016

                      Time: (Day 1) 8:00am - 4:30pm
                                 (Day 2) 8:00am - 4:00pm

                      Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                      after Course Description


                      Sponsored by: DenMat

                      AGD Coding

                      CE Credits: 15
                      AGD Code: 311
                      Subject: Exodontia Participation
                      *Breakfast & Lunch Included

                      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, Rive Edge NJ, 07661


                      NEW: 
                         • We have added Pig Jaws in addition to the customized models to
                            the hands on portion
                         • We have increased the course (from 14) to 15 CREDITS


                      Course Description:

                      Implants and esthetic bridges require atraumatic extractions. The emphasis of this presentation is on routine extractions that become more difficult than expected

                      The presentation will cover:

                      • Advanced instruments and procedures as taught in modern oral surgery residency
                      • How to avoid or manage many common complications, such as bleeding problems with patients on anticoagulants
                      • Managing infections
                      • Luxators: the world-wide standard of care
                      • Essentials for 3rd molar anatomy/bone removal
                      • Suturing techniques
                      • Bone grafting
                      • Flap Resection
                      • Many minor oral surgery procedures
                      • Medications and post op instructions

                      Extraction expertise will be taken to the next level for socket preservations, multiple extractions with alveoplasty, frenectomies, exostosis removal and other minor dentoalveolar procedures.

                      This course will enable the general dentist and dental assistant to:

                      • Broaden the range of surgery procedures done in the office
                      • Better avoid or treat common surgical complications
                      • Do surgery procedures more quickly and predictably
                      • More clearly understand surgical "standards of care"
                      • Have a better grasp of what surgery procedures need to be referred
                      • Do socket bone grafts according to current, commonly used techniques
                      Hands-On Portion:


                       
                      The Hands-On portion will be performed on life-like dentoform models
                      , performing surgery procedures that are a prelude to doing them on patients. The principles and techniques from the discussion will be realistically implemented on the models.   

                      Each doctor will have their own model and their own set of surgical instruments during the whole course!

                      The following will be performed over two days on the models during the Hands-On portion:

                      • Surgical extractions
                      • Socket preservation with bone graft material and barrier membrane
                      • Partial bony maxillary and mandibular impactions performed with flap reflection
                      • Bone removal to avoid sensitive anatomic structure
                      • Preventing a dry socket
                      • Multiple extractions followed by alveoplasty and continuous-lock suturing
                      • Incision and Drainage
                      • Other minor oral surgery procedures

                      12 Hands-On Surgical Procedures performed on life-like dentoform models:
                        #1 - Surgical extraction of a fractured-lower first molar (Includes root retrieval using algorithm)
                        #2 - A socket bone graft procedure. (Bone graft and double barrier membrane.)
                        #3 - Multiple extractions (4) including "surgical" root removal 
                        #4 - Alveoplasty of the ridge followed by continuous-lock suturing.
                        #5 - Surgical extraction of an upper first molar with a fractured root and sinus perforation using 
                               techniques that prevent a root from going into the maxillary sinus (embedded within the model).
                        #6 - Use a Hedstrom file w/floss for additional control of a root tip near the sinus
                        #7 - Use of grafting to treat sinus perforation,
                        #8 - Surgical extraction of an upper third molar vertical impaction.
                        #9 - Surgical removal of a partial bony mesioangular, lower third molar impaction using a triangular 
                                flap and appropriate sectioning technique
                       #10 - Perform an excisional biopsy
                       #11 - Perform an "incision and drain"
                       #12 - Perform a labial frenectomy

                      This course will enable you to:

                      • Go back to the office with superior knowledge
                      • Have a solid feel for soft tissue incisions, bone removal and placement of bone graft material
                      • Know first-hand how various surgical materials are used and/or manipulated
                      • Receive one-on-one instruction and feedback on a number of procedures
                      • Understand what current "standards of care" are regarding several surgeries commonly done in a general practice

                      About the Speaker:
                      Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS

                      Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses at all the major U.S. meetings, at the state level, and internationally.  His hands-on courses use life-like models on which participants do several different surgeries.  He is currently Clinical Director of Oral Surgery at Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah.  Dr. Koerner graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army, and a Masters Degree in Education.  Though not an oral surgeon, he has practiced oral surgery only for the last 16 years.

                      Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored and co-authored several books. He has been featured in DVDs for the profession including three made with Dr. Gordon Christensen on difficult extractions, third molar surgery, and medical emergencies. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and the Utah Academy of General Dentistry. 

                      He has organized and conducted many humanitarian trips to China (patient treatment and teaching other dentists) since 2006 and speaks fluent Chinese.  At the 2010 National AGD Meeting he received the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his contributions to General Dentistry and continuing education.


                      Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

                      "Excellent class, 3rd time taking class with Dr. Koerner.  I learn something new each time I attend his class.  The online link prior to class was excellent information and review.  Gives excellent tips on how to manage difficult extractions.  I learned about treatment of dry sockets/management buffering, extraction of difficult molars, 3rd molar extraction, suturing, management of bleeding, oral sedation."        
                             – Dr. Roslyn Kellum, Easton, MD

                      "Really enjoyed the hands on programs.  I learned more about suturing, bone grafting and better ways to remove broken teeth."
                             – Dr. Michael Gallet, Mountainside, NJ

                      "Course is well worth a Friday & Saturday sacrifice. Excellent hands-on experience, excellent lecture material/good handouts."

                             – Dr. Linda Reichler, Avon, CT

                      "Very good course led by an excellent instructor." 
                             – Dr. Jerome, Kiely, Ireland

                      "Hands on was absolutely pertinent.  I was amazed at how realistic a model could be!  Loved the suturing." 
                            – Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA

                      "Much more useful and relevant than the average dental CE course!" 
                             – Dr. Susan Schiffman, Philadelphia, PA

                      "The course was run very well.  Dr. Koerner is a great speaker and the information he gave can be used in my practice immediately." 
                            – Dr. Ryan Hoehner, Bowling Green, OH

                      "Loved everything - being able to actually practice what was taught is great."
                            – Dr. Olukemi Odutayo, Voorhees, NJ

                      "Excellent course, very informative - can't wait to get back to my practice and put procedures to work." 
                            – Dr. Matthew Curtin, Ipswich, MA

                      "All those pearls of his knowledge and experiences that he shared will benefit me tremendously in my career.  I can see myself doing 3rds extraction faster now."

                           – Dr. Meesun Lim, Annandale, VA

                      "Very helpful course.  Dr. Koerner is an excellent teacher sharing the little secrets which are amazing to know.  I will recommend this course to my friends!"
                           – Dr. Vipasha Desai, Newington, CT

                      "Good course, very detailed and practical.  Dr. Koerner is one of the greatest clinicians I have ever met.  Thanks for the course."
                           – Dr. Fuming Li, Millville, NJ

                      "Dr. Koerner is awesome, very good at answering questions, encouraging people, patient with everyone, knowledgeable."
                           – Dr. Krithika Jayaprakash, Vernon, CT

                      "Excellent course - really informative.  The information given will have an immediate impact on how I do Oral Surgery."
                           – Dr. Craig Henry, West Hempstead, NY

                      "Great course that teaches concepts that I can easily bring to my office on Monday."
                           – Dr. Juana Feliz, Trinity, Florida


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                       PERI IMPLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT  
                      (HANDS-ON)

                      Presenter: Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD,
                                          MBA, FACD, FICD

                      Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
                      Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

                      Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                      after Course Description

                      AGD Coding

                      CE Credits: 7
                      AGD Code: 690
                      Subject: Implant Participation

                      *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

                      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 
                       –  ONLY 3 Seats Remaining  –



                      Course Description:

                      This seminar will highlight the increasing problems facing dental clinicians in the new era of Implant dentistry. 

                      Implant complications, failures, and Peri-Implantitis are quickly becoming a major clinical entity, impacting patient care and replacement of teeth with dental implants.

                      Etiologies are being defined for Peri-Implantitis. Predictable implant therapies for failures elude the profession.

                      Published evidence-based clinical trials are not available. However, clinical approaches for implant rescue continue to be tested and will be presented.

                      Course Objectives:

                         • Define peri-implant mucositis and Peri-Implantitis.

                         • Recognize the multiple primary etiologies of peri-implant disease.

                         • Prevention of peri-implant mucositis and of peri-implantitis.

                         • Treatment plan non-surgical approaches for Implant Rescue.

                         • Treatment plan surgical approaches for Implant Rescue.

                         • Recognize the importance of implant maintenance

                      You will learn to:

                         • Understand  peri-implant disease, risk factors and causes.

                         • Minimize peri-implant disease during initial planning, surgical placement and restoration.

                         • Establish initial baselines both after implant placement and after restoration.

                         • Practice initial implant maintenance.

                         • Diagnose and treatment plan the various forms and levels of peri-implant mucositis
                            and peri-implantitis. 

                         • Treat peri-implant disease surgically and non-surgically.

                         • Treat implant situations with hopeless prognosis due to severe peri-implantitis.

                         • Practice implant maintenance after implant rescue treatment.

                      HANDS ON PORTION:    (Performed on models customized for NJHPDI)

                         • Treat peri-implant mucositis on implants (with abutment and crown) with non-surgical approaches.

                         • Surgically access implants (with abutment and crown) with EARLY Peri-Implantitis on one area
                            vs circumferentially and treat with titanium brushes, bone grafting and membranes.

                         • Surgically access implants (with abutment and crown) with MODERATE Peri-Implantitis on one
                           area vs circumferentially and treat with titanium brushes, bone grafting and membranes.

                         • Surgically access implants (with abutment and crown) with SEVERE Peri-Implantitis and treat by
                            extracting with trephines, bone grafting and membrane.

                         • Practice implant maintenance of an implant (with abutment and crown)

                      About the Speaker:
                      Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA, FACD, FICD

                      Dr. Jon Suzuki is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and Professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. USA.  He has served as Chairman and Director of Graduate Periodontology and Oral Implantology, and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Temple University. He has also been Dean at the University of Pittsburgh USA.
                       
                      Dr. Suzuki received his D.D.S. from Loyola University of Chicago and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  He completed an N.I.H. Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Clinical Certificate in Periodontics at the University of Maryland. He completed an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh.

                      Dr. Suzuki is the current Chairman of the Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Panel, Silver Spring, MD. and will hold this position through 2018.  He is on the faculty of the US Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, and holds Professorships at the University of Maryland, the University of Washington and Nova Southeastern University.

                      He served as Chairman of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and continues to serve as ADA consultant on the Scientific Council, Dental Practice Council, and the Commission on Dental Accreditation, Chicago. Dr. Suzuki served on the National Institutes of Health National Dental Advisory Research Council, and numerous NIH Study Sections in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Suzuki has hospital appointments at Temple Episcopal Hospital and Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers.

                      He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Diplomate and Board Examiner of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, and a Specialist Microbiologist of the National Registry of Medical Microbiology.

                      Dr. Suzuki is the current Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honorary Dental Society, and has served in this position for a quarter of a century.

                      His honors include being named “Alumnus of the Year”, Loyola University of Chicago; “Alumnus of the Year”, Illinois Wesleyan University; “Recognized Alumnus in Biological Sciences”, Illinois Institute of Technology; and “Faculty of the Year” University of Maryland. Dr. Suzuki won 1st place, Orban Prize Competition of the American Academy of Periodontology and won 1st place in the ADA SCADA Research Clinic Competition.
                      He is in private practice limited to hospital dentistry in Philadelphia. 

                      Dr. Suzuki has published over 200 papers, chapters, and symposia, 200 abstracts, and 1 textbook in Medical Technology.


                      Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About Dr. Jon Suzuki:

                      "I learned a lot from Dr. Suzuki." 
                             – Dr. Julie Kardon, Cherry Hill, NJ

                      "Very informative though not overwhelming.  Dr Suzuki is very knowledgeable." 
                           – Dr. Aleksandra Glodek, Princeton, NJ

                      "Very well done, lecturer was clear, concise and to the point.  Found the course very helpful."
                           – Dr. Mark Briskin, Ardsley, NY

                      "Presenter had a wealth of knoweldge"
                           – Dr. Aleksandra Glodek, Princeton, NJ

                      "Excellent speaker - very clear and answered all questions, good pace - not too fast.  He's a very good teacher!"
                           – Dr. Jeannette Kim, Cheltcham, PA

                      "Jon Suzuki is thorough and well organized." Excellent presenter."
                           – Dr. Carolyn DeForte, Little Silver, NJ

                      "Excellent coverage of topic.  Dr. Suzuki is an excellent speaker with only valuable information to share."
                           – Dr. Nitin Rajput, Somerset, NJ

                      "Great facility - great speaker.  I love this venue!  Staff always prepared and courses well thought."
                           – Dr. Cynthia Olenwine, Nazareth, PA

                      "Excellent speaker and staff!"
                           – Dr. Janice Cazes, Long Valley, NJ

                      "Dr. Suzuki is outstanding - I'm going to immediately sign up for the other course at NJHPDI."
                           – Dr. Craig Henry, Astoria, NY

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                       ORAL CANCER SCREENING FOR TODAY'S POPULATION:
                      The Urgent Need for Change
                       (HANDS-ON)

                      Presenter: Jo-Anne Jones

                      Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
                      Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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                      after Course Description

                      AGD Coding

                      CE Credits: 6
                      AGD Code: 736
                      Subject: Cancer Screening Participation

                      Sponsored by: LED Imaging (Velscope) &
                                                Orascoptic

                      *Breakfast and Gourmet Lunch Included

                      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 


                      Course Description:

                      Over 50% of sexually active Americans will have an HPV (Human papillomavirus) infection in their lifetime. This is fueling an escalating rise in the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer. By the year 2020, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is expected to be the leading HPV-related cancer surpassing cervical cancer. The historic etiologic patterns related to exposure to alcohol and tobacco are declining, while HPV is becoming increasingly more common.
                       
                      What are the implications to dentistry and how should our oral cancer screening be adjusted to compensate for this new profile? There are many questions arising due to this escalation. How is the virus transmitted and once an infection becomes active, will it ever go away? How does an infection transform into a malignancy? Who is at risk?
                       
                      All of these questions and many more will be answered complemented by a guided hands on session outlining palpation techniques for high risk anatomical areas related to both HPV-positive and HPV-negative oral/oropharyngeal cancer.  A visual gallery of HPV lesions will be reviewed as well as identifying the subtle life-saving signs that accompany HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer that are so often overlooked.
                       
                      Today’s dental professional needs to be informed and be pro-active. This requires the knowledge, the skill-set and the educational resources to effectively address this changing profile in clinical practice. Join Jo-Anne Jones, returning 2016 Dentistry Today CE Leader and recipient of the PennWell Award for “The Most Important Dental Story Published” written on this subject for a presentation that will change the way you screen for oral cancer forever.
                       
                      Learning Outcomes:
                         • To understand the current statistics related to the sexually transmitted Human papilloma virus
                           and its connection with oropharyngeal cancer

                         • To perform a systematic extraoral and intraoral examination with attention to high risk
                           anatomical areas

                         • To recognize the subtle, life-saving signs and symptoms that may accompany HPV-positive
                           oral and oropharyngeal cancer

                         • To be introduced to clinical resources that will aid in assessment, documentation and management
                           pathways of an abnormal finding

                         • To be equipped with clinical resources and patient education materials related to this new profile


                      Hands-On Portion:

                         • Perform a head and neck examination of high risk anatomical areas

                         • Perform an oral cancer screening examination of high risk intraoral anatomical areas

                         • Compare and contrast the use of adjunctive screening devices vs. white light examination

                         • Experience magnification through the use of loupes when performing the oral cancer
                            screening examination

                      About the Speaker:
                      Jo-Anne Jones

                      As a successful entrepreneur and international, award winning speaker, Jo-Anne brings life, energy and inspiration to all her presentations. Her strong and powerful message leaves audiences with a renewed confidence and enthusiasm for their chosen profession. 

                      Jo-Anne is the president of an educational and clinical training company dedicated to excellence in quality education and team training. Jo-Anne has been selected as one of the DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry and joins the 2016 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 6 th consecutive year. Jo-Anne continues to write for professional publications such as Dentistry Today, Dental Hygiene Today, RDH-Media, Dental Economics, Dental Products Report, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry Canada and Dental Practice Management in North America as well as the UK and Australia.

                      Jo-Anne is a Key Opinion Leader for a number of corporations within the dental community including Philips Oral Healthcare, LED Imaging Inc., Orascoptic, Dentsply, Oral Science, 3M ESPE and a corporate partner with rdhu, home of the ‘The Dental Practice Breakthrough Blueprint!’
                      Jo-Anne has been described as a very dynamic, knowledgeable and entertaining speaker with an ability to powerfully communicate her knowledge. Her frank and open style of lecturing complemented by the provision of clinical resources has earned many loyal followers.



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                       ORAL MEDICINE FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER (SUNDAY)

                      Presenter: Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS,
                                         FICD, FACD


                      Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
                      Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

                      Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                      after Course Description

                      AGD Coding

                      CE Credits: 6
                      AGD Code: 734
                      Subject: Oral Medicine For The
                                     General Practioner Lecture

                      *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

                      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 



                      Course Description:
                       

                      Dentists and hygienists, every day of their professional lives, and for each and every patient, view and assess the oral cavity in its normal and abnormal states.
                       
                      Oral Medicine (in contrast to Oral Pathology which is highly microscope/histology based) is the dental discipline involving clinical evaluation and non-surgical treatment of oral mucosal and radiographic lesions.

                      Oral Medicine specialists are most often academic or hospital based clinicians who primarily contribute to dental educational programs and scholarly activity. Oral Medicine is nevertheless, well within the scope of the general practice of dentistry and its practitioners.
                       
                      This course will demonstrate:
                         -  First of all, although the course uses clinical pictures and x-ray imaging extensively, learning of and
                            diagnosing oral lesions is not about memorizing clinical photographs and radiographs.
                         - The concepts of the diagnostic process and differential diagnosis (DiffDx) will be emphasized and
                            juxtaposed with clinical appearances and patient histories. 
                         -  Systemic health conditions manifesting as oral changes will also be addressed. 
                         -  Finally, the possible treatment if indicated and/or referral of specific oral conditions will be discussed.

                      Through this course the dental clinicians will ultimately and certainly realize that they are in fact, the true experts on the normal and abnormal/pathological conditions of not only the teeth, but the mouth in general, and the jaws as well.

                      Learning Objectives:

                      At the completion of this course the participant will:

                         • Understand that what a lesion looks like is only the first baby step in formulating a diagnosis
                         • Understand the concept of dental diagnostics and how to use them
                         • Understand the term “Gold Standard Diagnostics” and why we often don’t use them or even need them
                         • Value more than ever, patient histories especially “history of the present illness”
                         • Be able to develop a differential diagnosis for the patient, the patient’s chart and if needed, communication
                           with other health professionals 
                         • Have reviewed the more common lesions seen in the dental office including candidiasis, frictional
                           hyperkeratosis, lichen planus and its types including “lichnoid” reactions, auto-immune diseases manifested
                           in the mouth including pemphigus, pemphigoid and desquamative gingivitis, the latest on apthous ulcers,
                           hemangiomas, hematomas and ecchymosis, HSV 1, HPV and other viral lesions, oral cancers and
                           radiographic lesions

                      About the Speaker:
                      Patrick Quaranta, DMD, MS, FICD, FACD

                      Dr. Quaranta graduated from Villanova University in 1968 with a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a B.S. degree in Biological Science.

                      He attended Monmouth University Graduate School of Education during 1968 and 1969.

                      Dr. Quaranta attended The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School where he received his D.M.D. degree in 1972. Immediately after graduation from NJDS he was then invited to become a one-day per week faculty member as an instructor at the New Jersey Dental School and concurrently entered private practice with his father in Highland Park New Jersey.   In 1977 he was promoted to Assistant Professor and in 1986 he was promoted to Associate Professor. 

                      Dr. Quaranta, while a faculty member of NJDS in 1991, took on a two-year residency program in TMD disorders and oral medicine/ oro-facial pain. 

                      In 1992  Dr. Quaranta entered the Kean University Graduate School of Psychology where he performed research and obtained an M.S. degree in clinical psychology in 1997.

                      Dr. Quaranta took over his father’s practice in 1989 and after twenty three years of full time practice in 1995 became a three day per week faculty member and spent two years teaching in the Oral Medicine Division of the Department of Oral Pathology, Biology and Diagnostic Sciences. After twenty-seven years in private practice Dr. Quaranta became a full-time faculty member at NJDS in 2000.

                      In 1998 Dr. Quaranta was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental academic honor society, and in 1999 was offered a fellowship in the Faculty of the International College of Dentists (FICD).

                      On September 26, 2001 Dr.Quaranta was inducted into the Master Educator’ Guild and designated a Master Educator. This was a new University Wide program inaugurated by the new University President, Stuart Cook to recognize achievement and ability in biomedical education.  It is a University wide distinction awarded to a member of the six schools within the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. New Jersey Dental School is one of the six schools.  Dr. Quaranta was the first member to be elected to this award from the Dental School.  The school as now the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. 

                      On April 19, 2002, Dr. Quaranta was accepted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists (FACD)


                      Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About Dr. Quaranta:

                      "Very useful medical info and its relation to everyday dentistry." 
                             – Dr. Donald Lapine, Bayonne, NJ

                      "Presentation and material were excellent. Dr. Quaranta did a great job" 
                              – Dr. Gary Freedman, Livingston, NJ

                      "Very good course - better than expected - instructor is enthusiastic and easy to listen to! Excellent review of oral meds." 
                             – Dr. Norman Turkowitz, New York, NY

                      "Excellent. Dr. Q presented very pertinent material well!" 
                             – Dr. Joseph Jajawardena, Newburgh, NY

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                      THE CHARTLESS, DIGITAL DENTAL PRACTICE

                      Presenter: Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

                      Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 

                      Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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                      after Course Description 

                      AGD Coding

                      CE Credits: 6
                      AGD Code: 561/562
                      Subject: Information Technology/
                                    Digital/Video Imaging Lecture

                      *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

                      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

                      Don't You Want to:
                         - make more money?
                         - have less stress?
                         - grow your practice? 
                         - improve staff efficiency? 
                         - attract additional patients? 
                         - provide better dentistry? 
                         - become profitable? 
                         - outperform competing dental practices? 


                      Are you:
                         - Still filing or looking for charts?
                         - Looking for and developing film x-rays?
                         - Trying to read messy handwriting?
                         - Giving patients forms to fill out and sign?
                         - Still spending money on impression material, film, chemicals, paper, ink,
                            trays, charts, and more?

                         - Ready to update but unsure where to begin?
                      OR . . . 

                         - Already going digital, but need additional solutions?
                         - Computerized with software management but your treatment rooms are not?
                         - Still taking impressions with the mess and gagging?
                         - Frustrated with gaps in your impressions or telling patients you have to
                           take it again?
                         - Frustrated by disconnects between your treatment room and front desk?
                         - Still making so many phone calls and patients still canceling or not showing?
                         - Want to attract more patients without spending countless and wasteful
                           marketing dollars??

                                               

                      Course Description:

                      The best way to update your practice today is to undergo the journey of going digital with the efficiencies, disciplines and updating it will bring to you, your staff and your patients.

                      You will learn:
                      • The steps required, depending on the present organization of your office
                      • Why making these dynamic steps continuously makes it less stressful for your practice
                        from now on
                      • The pro's and cons of diving in or wading in
                      • What order to take
                      • The needs of different style and size practices
                      • Different technologies available and how best to integrate them
                      • Computer software versus computer hardware needs
                      • Internet needs and integration
                      • Staff abilities required and training
                      • Security, backup techniques and strategies
                      • Digital communication to your staff, your patients and your vendors
                        and eScribing prescriptions (required in NY State now!)
                      • Digital x-rays and photography
                      • Digital medical histories done at the patient's home and the office
                      • Digital lab prescriptions on computer and via email to the lab
                      • Digital insurance sent electronically as well as x-rays and images and narratives
                      • Digital impressions for better quality and saving of time and money
                      • Digital occlusal records taking it to another level
                      • Why you must move to full electronic health records and go more digital clinically as well
                      • Why once you go forward more, you will say why I did not do this earlier! 
                      Dr. Feiler started his practice in 1979 and began computerizing and digitizing his practice in 1989  in a continuous journey that keeps his practice in constant update mode. He will take you through the process from a dentist perspective, a staff perspective and an industry perspective. 

                      About the Speaker:
                      Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

                      Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler has a large multi-specialty, multi-location  group practice he founded 35 years ago.  As a graduate of Rutgers College as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, where he later taught prosthodontics and oral diagnosis, he has written and continues to write articles and teach all aspects of oral health. This has expanded into founding and directing the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI), which offers a variety of health education courses for dental professionals.

                      He is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has also attained fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry and the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland.  Dr. Feiler is a member of the NJ Sleep Society and an avid advocate of the need to screen all patients for sleep disorders as well as treating oral health and wellness from a systemic view.  He is a passionate and interactive presenter dedicated to educating you and your staff to improving your practice success and thus the health of your patients.

                      Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

                      "Very well organized and structured. Highly informative."
                           – Dr. Barry Eisenman, Hamburg, NJ

                      "Great. Dr. Feiler was very organized with detailed handouts."
                           – Dr. David Kim 

                      "I learned about many software programs that will benefit our office."
                           – Solanyi Rosario, NY, NY

                      "Learned how to be more efficient going paperless.  Our office is in transition and the course has helped me implement tasks that were unknown to me."
                           – Kathelin Guerrero, NY, NY
                       
                      "Excellent course! Organized, step-by-step approach to converting your office to digital.  Should offer consulting for office conversion." 
                           – Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ
                       
                      "Good overview course for going digital.  Dr. Feiler is knowledgeable and personable.  NJHPDI is a comfortable and professional place to learn."
                           – Dr. Justin Ruffner, Orleans, MA

                      "Dr. Feiler is quite knowledgeable and covered a range of topics including extra notes - off main topic - that were very insightful.  A competent and sequential method to take my office digital and will serve as a springboard to action."
                           – Dr. Kenneth Simckes, Monsey, NY  

                      "Pertinent information, very expansive range of information.  It highlighted a lot of issues we have in our office.  I learned about many software programs that will benefit our office."
                           – Solanyi Rosario, NY, NY  

                      "Very good - helpful advice.  I'm glad Dr. Feiler shared what he uses in his office."
                           – Dr. Dale Smith, Cinnaminson, NJ

                      "Very good, very informative. Dr. Feiler is a "wealth of knowledge". Exceeded my expectations"
                           – Ms. Audra Miller, West Caldwell, NJ


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                      Techniques & Pharmacology - 
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                        (SUNDAY)  (HANDS-ON) 

                      Presenter: Mel Hawkins, DDS, BSc AN
                                          FDSA, DADBA

                      Date: Sunday, October 30, 2016
                      Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm 

                      Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                      after Course Description

                      AGD Coding

                      CE Credits: 7
                      AGD Code: 132
                      Subject: Local Anesthesia Participation

                      *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

                      Sponsored by: Septodont

                      Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661

                       
                      Program Synopsis:
                      This breakout afternoon workshop will discuss and give an opportunity to practice assessing and locating anatomical structures and their variations. In partners, aligning the anatomical landmarks associated with success and failure of mandibular local anesthesia technique will be taught. No actual injections will be done.


                      Learning Objectives:
                         • To review the anatomy of local anesthesia in the mandible and maxilla
                         • To reassess and demonstrate the landmarks of the conventional inferior alveolar block
                         • To teach and landmark the Akinosi and Gow-Gates Mandibular Blocks
                         • To appreciate and locate anatomical landmarks for the maxillary V2 nerve block
                         • To analyze the efficacy of lingual infiltration of permanent mandibular molars.

                        About the Speaker:
                        Mel Hawkins, DDS, BSc AN, FDSA, DADBA

                        Dr. Mel Hawkins graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry with his DDS degree in 1973 and returned for his formal training in Dental Anesthesiology at the same University from 1975-1976. He is the Director of the Intravenous Sedation, Continuing Education Program in Eastern Canada and was the Founding Director of the Intravenous Sedation Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. He has over 30 years of private practice experience in Toronto, Canada, with special emphasis on pain control and patient management and unique local anesthesia requirements for the dental patient. Mel has been lecturing throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia for over 20 years. 

                        Dr. Hawkins is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiologists and is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Hawkins holds honorary fellowships with the International College of Dentists and with the Pierre Fouchard International Academy.

                        Dr. Hawkins is an author, clinician and speaker on topics concerning sedation and pain free management of the dental patient for ten consecutive years from 2005-present and has been recognized as an Annual Leader in CE by "Dentistry Today." 


                        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

                        "Dr. Hawkins is motivated and extremely knowledgeable in technique and subject matter. He also has a great sense of humor."
                             – Dr. Figueredo, North Bergen, NJ

                        "Excellent! Great step by step, how to course. This will make my local anesthesia technique much better now."
                              – Dr. Anthony Corello, Westfield, NJ

                        "This course is exactly as described. He's obviously very knowledgeable, well spoken and informative, answers questions. Great presentation."

                              – Dr. Jon Samburg

                        "Perfect combination of humor and facts to convey achieving predictable and repeatable results with local anesthesia and oral sedation. Great course."
                             
                        – Dr. Tracey Joseph 

                        "Engrossing presentation- sprinkled with humor." 
                              – Dr. Frederick Fisher, NYC

                        "Dr. Hawkins kept everyone interested in the course from beginning to end." 
                              – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY

                        "Speaker is approachable, great content. I appreciated the update on anticaine; I liked that it was local anesthetic techniques geared towards dentists not just hygienists."  
                               – Dr. Leigh Cabral, West Hartford, CT

                        "Amazing! Great little breaks between topics for questions."
                             – Dr. Jessica Barcessat, Teaneck, NJ

                        "Great class. Great short stories related to slide show."
                             – Dr. Linda Ugarteche-Rojas

                        "Useful information, made the techniques easier. The whole course was useful and interesting. I had a very different opinion in the beginning."
                             – Dr. Snigdha Srivastava, Basking Ridge, NJ

                        "Extremely informative course and comfortable seating."
                             – Dr. Anthony G. Johnson


                        – TUITION –

                        Dentist $495  |  Staff $245
                        Advanced Registration $50 off by 10/15/16
                        (Dentists Only)

                        *Limited to 24 Attendees

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                        •  NOVEMBER 2016 COURSES  •
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                        GERIATRIC DENTISTRY:  
                        Treating Vulnerable, Older Adults in Practice & Nursing Home

                        Presenter: Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS 

                        Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
                        Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
                        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                        after Course Description

                        AGD Coding

                        CE Credits: 6
                        AGD Code: 752
                        Subject: Geriatric Dentistry Lecture

                        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

                        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661


                        Course Description:

                        A large segment of our older population is aging successfully, but a smaller percentage, the frail elderly, have significant challenges, including dementia, polypharmacy, hyposalivation, psychosocial changes and more.  These can impact dental treatment planning, preventive strategies, and care management.  Dementia is complex and extends through stages, from mild cognitive impairment to late stages with significantly diminished function.  Through slides and video, we will review best practices in communication with the patient with dementia, including those who demonstrate care resistant behavior.  We will also review some common medications of the frail elder, and in what ways we must make modifications to dental care, including before and during treatment, and home care. Treatment planning “ideally” may not always be appropriate with the frail elder---we will discuss in this presentation both the strategies for decision making and determining when and how to seek a surrogate to play a role in the consent process.  Ample time will be provided for discussion regarding challenges that attendees are seeing with their older patients.

                        Learning Objectives: Following the presentation, the learner should be able to:

                             • List both normal-age related changes and disease-related changes which could affect
                               oral health and the provision of dental care

                             • Define dementia, list four different types, and describe how Alzheimer’s disease
                               is expressed. Review how dental providers can modify communication for
                               improved success.

                             • Discuss differences between nursing home and assisted living, which is appropriate for
                               each, and how dental care and mouth care may be provided for residents of each setting.

                             • List four questions which can be used to assess capacity to consent in a patient
                               with dementia.

                             • Describe the concept of function as relates to frail older adults, and use it to make 
                               decisions regarding treatment planning.

                             • Describe medications which are a concern with older patients and appropriate strategies, 
                               including antibiotics which may cause C. Difficile infection

                             • List medication classes likely to cause salivary gland hypofunction, and describe 
                               preventive protocols which can help minimize risk of dental disease.

                        About the Speaker:
                        Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS

                        Dr. Sam Zwetchkenbaum completed a fellowship in the Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship, part of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) in Newark and the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, Rowan University- School of Osteopathic Medicine in South Jersey. He now teaches part time at RSDM and is director of Senior Dental Solutions of NJ, a service which brings portable equipment to facilities to provide dental care. Previously, he was faculty at University of Michigan, providing clinical care and directing the General Practice Residency program.  He received his DDS from the University of North Carolina in 1987, completed a General Practice Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis in 1988, and completed Post-graduate studies in Prosthodontics at RSDM (formerly UMDNJ)in 1992. He received an MPH in
                        Health Management and Policy from the University Of Michigan School
                                                                Of Public Health in 2006.


                        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

                        "I have always found the courses here to be relevant and up to date on current techniques.  Dr. Z is addressing issues that are important to the aging population and can be implemented in practice." 
                               – Dr. Virginia Walsh, Bedminster, NJ

                        "Great course provided by NJHPDI! Fantastic presentation by Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum who covered valuable information about geriatric dentistry." 
                              – Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Office Staff, Clifton, NJ

                        "Excellent overview of issues related to dental treatment of the geriatric population." 
                              – Dr. John Crary, Fort Plain, NY

                        "Highly informative course.  I learned a better approach to treatment planning communicating and treating elderly patients." 
                              – Dr. Adam Travan, River Edge, NJ
                         
                        “Very good course for dentists treating older patients."
                              – Dr. Seyed Shahmehdi, Little Falls, NJ

                        "As always, NJHPDI gets a great speaker with total knowledge of the lecture keeping everyone's attention!" 
                              – Dr. Gilberto Nunez, Kingston, NY

                        "Would highly recommend this course for geriatrics." 
                              – Dr. Puneeta Grover, Watchung, NJ

                        "Very informative and highly recommended."
                              – Dr. Nerissa Pascual, Hackensack, NJ

                        "I learned how to provide proper treatment to the elderly, especially patients with dementia and other diseases."          
                              – Dr. Joel Okon, Lindenwold, NJ

                        – TUITION –

                        Dentist $225  |  Staff $175
                        Advanced Registration $40 off by 10/15/16

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                        REAL LIFE RESTORATIVE PROBLEMS: Solve with New Materials and Techniques  
                        (HANDS-ON)

                        Presenter: Marvin A. Fier, DDS, FASDA,
                                          ABAD, FACD, FICD 

                        Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
                        Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

                        Tuition & Advanced Registration listed
                        after Course Description

                        AGD Coding

                        CE Credits: 6
                        AGD Code: 250
                        Subject: Operative (Restorative) Dentistry Participation

                        Sponsored by: Kuraray

                        *Breakfast & Gourmet Lunch Included

                        Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661 
                         
                        Photos above were taken at our Arlington Virginia course

                        Course Description: 
                        In clinical practice, what at first seems routine, often isn’t. Patients can present with situations far from ideal and yet we are called upon to treat them. This presentation will take you on a journey with multiple patients who easily could have shown up in your office. 

                        Diagnosis, treatment planning, case presentations, and finally, how excellent results were obtained even with less than desirable beginnings will be discussed.  This is real-life dentistry that we all have to deal with in our practices.   

                        Morning Lecture: 
                        We’ll cover many recent advances in aesthetic and restorative dentistry.  We will demystify some of the newer composite and adhesive materials we have available.  We’ll discuss the basic principles of Aesthetic Dentistry and how to create beautiful, natural looking anterior and posterior tooth colored restorations predictably, successfully, and easier than ever.  Predictability leads to lower stress levels, higher profits, and happier patients.

                        You will learn:
                             • The benefits of the new chameleon composite technology

                             • How to reduce time spent on achieving lifelike restorations

                             • How to reduce technique sensitivity no matter how you bond

                             • How to achieve zero post-op sensitivity in your restorations

                             • How to treat patients with hypersensitive teeth 

                             • Which composites polish fastest and easiest, and retain their initial shine

                             • How to solve dilemmas with no perfect solution
                               AND as a bonus…

                             • The latest material and technique for removing white spot lesions

                        AFTERNOON HANDS-ON:
                        Materials and equipment will be provided. 

                        On typodonts, you will work with materials simulating multiple real-life clinical situations, including:

                             • Class 2 restorations using unique matrix system to ensure predictable & excellent contacts

                             • Class 3 and/or Class 4 restorations using easily polished chameleon composite

                             • Class 5 restoration using unique, highly-filled bubble-free easy to use flowable composite

                             • Making temporary crowns with minimal to zero adjustment using state-of-the-art material

                             • Perfecting your impression technique to avoid remakes, saving time and money

                        Join us for a memorable learning experience. Whether you are a seasoned clinician or starting out in practice, you will leave with knowledge and predictable techniques you can use in your practice immediately.     

                        About the Speaker:
                        Marvin A. Fier, DDS, FASDA, ABAD, FACD, FICD

                        Dr. Fier is a practicing clinician and highly respected lecturer in the US and internationally on multiple topics including aesthetics, restorative dentistry, and practice management.  He presents CE courses at many dental schools, learning centers, and prestigious conferences in the USA and internationally. He is the executive vice-president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, and has been honored with Fellowships in the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, International Acaedmy of Dental-Facial Esthetics, and the Academy of Dentistry International.  Dr. Fier is a contributing editor for REALITY, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of DENTISTRY TODAY. 

                        He publishes regularly, and his contributions to the dental literature have been in the areas of aesthetics, restorative dentistry, case presentation, hypnosis, and how dentistry affects the quality of life.  For the past twelve years, he has been listed in DENTISTRY TODAY’S list of the best lecturers, “Leaders in Continuing Education.” 

                        Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course: 

                        "Very good course, great reviews as well as new topic."
                              - Dr. Joseph Dalbon, West Caldwell, NJ

                        "Presentation of this course by Dr. Fier was incredible.  I learned lots of information about what materials to use and how to use it, ready to use in my practice.  This course is not to be missed! Highly recommended!" 
                           
                          - Ms. Lilit Stepanyan, Clifton, NJ

                        "The course was very informative and I received quite a few pearls of wisdom that will help me in my practice." 
                              - Dr. Richard Procopio, Summit, NJ

                        "Overall the course is very good. I learned much about Clearfill majesty." 
                               - Dr. Satya Pabbarajn, Yardley, PA

                        "Great course - useful products, good presentation and information."
                               
                        - Dr. Greg Bowles, Virginia Beach, VA
                         
                        "I loved this course.  Excellent hands-on! I learned so many tips to start in my office." 
                              - Dr. Grecy Martinez, NY

                        "I really liked Dr. Fier's treatment planning when you have to think out of the box in tough cases."