On June 8th, Dr. Sonick and team volunteered for the CT Mission of Mercy. The two day clinic provides free dental care to the under-served and uninsured in Connecticut – those that would otherwise go without dental care. Oral health is inseparable from general health and can affect a person’s self-esteem, compromise their ability to work, attend school and lead a normal life. The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach (CDFO) in collaboration with the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) held the state’s first Mission of Mercy project in 2008. Every year, the Connecticut Mission of Mercy project is held in a different location throughout the state.
“Volunteering at CT Mission of Mercy gives me an opportunity to give back to the community in which I grew up in. There is so much unmet need. I find it a privilege to help albeit in a very small way, “Dr. Sonick stated.
CT Mission of Mercy General Information:
Services provided include: cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, and limited partial dentures. Oral health education and nutritional instruction are also provided as oral hygiene and making healthy food chooses is a factor in good overall health.
Dr. Michael Sonick presents at the ICOI Spring Symposium
On May 16th, Dr. Michael Sonick presented at the ICOI Spring Symposium at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. His discussion, “Bone Grafting of the Maxilla to Provide for Ideal Implant Placement” was well received by all in attendance. The three-day event consisted of dental experts from around the country giving presentations on dental implants. Dr. Michael Sonick’s presentation dealt with teeth extraction, bone grafting techniques, suturing, and optimizing site preservation. The event was a great place for networking, and learning additional techniques for the practice.
The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) was founded in 1972. Devoted to providing implant education to the entire dental team to better serve its patients, the ICOI is not only the world’s largest dental implant organization, but it is also the world’s largest provider of continuing dental implant education.
To serve the needs of all of our members, including each segment of the dental implant team, and to provide them with high quality education to better serve their patients.
Dr. Michael Sonick presents in Italy
On Saturday May 18th, Dr. Michael Sonick traveled with NYU International Program, to Palermo, Italy. Dr Sonick’s lecture on Hard and Soft Tissue Regeration in Preperation for Ideal Implant Placement was very well received. Discussed were various techniques used for bone and tissue regeneration, as well as esthetic and gingival procedures.
Dr. Michael Sonick relaxes with Drs David Simpson and Mark Hunt after a successful two day program. Dr Michael presented to the Dental Implant Continum – Triangle Dental Institute his lecture “Esthetic Implant Dentistry and Bone Grafting.” Discussed were the parameters for gingival esthetic success, dental gingival harmony, sequence of treatment for ideal aesthetics, flap design for stage one surgery, site preservation and development, ridge augmentation, use of barrier membranes, and management of gingival tissue for papilla success. The event was a great success, and Dr Sonick was able to network with some of his colleagues in North Carolina. It was Dr Sonick’s fourth year presenting at the program.
Dr. Michael Sonick was honored to host the Fairfield County Dental Club at our office for the Implant Mini Residency-Session 5. We were excited to be hosting Dr. Ed McLaren director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. McLaren was on-campus for a full day with quite a few lectures, and tips ranging from photography, ceramics, and cementing procedures. We had a great turn out, and were excited to have everyone at the office for the day. We are also in the process of gearing up for next years Implant Residency. If you would like to sign-up for a great year of speakers, great networking, and an opportunity to learn some great techniques, head on over to sign up —> HERE. We look forward to seeing everyone next year.
On April, 27 2013, Dr. Michael Sonick presented at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) Northeast and Southern Districts Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. His presentation “Implant Site Development in the Posterior Dentition” was well received, allowing a few laughs along the way. Dr Michael Sonick engaged his audience with life advice, as well as dental advice, ranging from the advantages and disadvantages of each of the treatment modalities, hard tissue augmentation techniques at the various phases of treatment, a review of site preservation, particulate bone grafting, guided bone regeneration, and ridge augmentation. Dr. Sonick was one of a few presenters at the event, a few of his colleagues (pictured right) Dr. Edgar El Chaar and Dr. Dean Vafiadis also had amazing presentations. “Today implants must not only be osseointegrated, but in the right place and esthetic.” Dr. Michael Sonick discussed various cases dealing with proper gum, and teeth alignment, as well as proper implant placement, allowing for an overall esthetic look. Dr. Sonick is a one of a kind presenter, with strong knowledge on implants, and periodontics. His ability to engage his audience, and impart his knowledge to his peers, makes him both entertaining and extremely educational. Dr. Sonick is always willing to answer questions from the audience. Engaging with the patient is pertinent to his success. Ensuring the patient is comfortable, and relaxed makes a visit to Dr. Sonick’s practice enjoyable, and easy. In his lectures, he discusses, how important it is for the patient to have a pleasurable experience, alleviating all concerns. Patients should never fear coming to see their dentist, and Dr. Sonick preaches this in his practice. In addition to his lecture, Dr. Sonick hosts a Dental Club right here in Fairfield County.
Dr. Sonick hosts the Fairfield County Dental Club at his practice. They are currently winding down this years events, but will pick up full speed this coming October. For more information on his lecture schedule visit our page, Lecture Schedule. For more information on the Fairfield County Dental Club visit our page, Dental Implant Residency 2013 – 2014
On April, 12 2013, Dr. Michael Sonick had the distinct honor of presenting “Implant Treatment in the Esthetic Zone” to an audience in Dubai. This event offered an intensive educational program of innovative techniques and procedures in an international setting. Discussed were a multiplicity of techniques including ideal implant placement, proper surgical technique, bone augmentation, soft tissue development and proper restoration, all in the esthetic zone. The open forum, allowed Dr. Sonick to impart some of his techniques to his peers and students. The forum, held in Dubai, was part of a learning partnership with NYU College of Dentistry joint effort on the NYU Abu Dhabi campus. Dr. Sonick took the time after the lecture to discuss further with students his experience, on working with patients to achieve ideal results in the Esthetic Zone. Ideal results are a key factor in his practice, and making the patient feel comfortable, and relaxed, is pertinent to his success. The event was held over 3 days, and was a great networking opportunity, as well as a chance to travel.
We are honored to have Dr. Neil Starr presenting to the Fairfield County Dental Club today. His discussion will be on particular cases of ceramics, crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers, their uses, and the “whys” behind the decisions to use them. We are honored to have such an exciting guest, and look forward to this lecture.
Dr. Neil Starr received his dental degree from McGill University and received his postdoctoral training in Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Starr holds teaching positions at UPENN & the University of Maryland in Postdoctoral Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Starr lectures nationally & internationally. He maintains a private practice in Prosthodontics in Washington, DC.
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Academy of Osseointegration Conference – March 7, 2013
Practical Algorithm for Optimizing Regenerative Outcomes in Conjunction with Contemporary Implant Therapy – (9:00 – 9:45 am)
Dr. Michael Sonick will be discussing bone regeneration and bone grafting in conjunction with dental implants. The Academy of Osseointegration Meeting is in Tampa, FL. Dr. Sonick will be lecturing for the Biomet 3i Corporate Forum.