Dental Implant Residency

Dear Colleague,

Below is the talented list of speakers for the 2015-2016 mini-residency in restorative and implant dentistry at FCDC. This year’s line-up is an impressive one. Over the years our club has featured the best in the basics of implant and restorative dentistry with the members enrollment increasing year over year. This year’s focus will be on esthetics and comprehensive care. We are fortunate to have some of the best presenters in the world come to our group. Included will be valuable hands-on practice, engaging discussion and team building. Starting off in October, Kirk Behrendt will be leading a team-building event at the Trumbull Marriott. We end the year with a focus on immediate implants as a team approach. Please mark the dates, it will be a great year!

– Michael Sonick, DMD, Rui “Ray” Ma DMD, and the Team of Fairfield County Implants and Periodontics

Enrollment Form Download – FCDC 2015-16 Seminar Itinerary & Registration Packet


May 6, 2016 Robert A. Levine DDS, FCPP, FISPPS and – Harry Randel DMD – Immediate Loading and the “All-on-4™”

Concept: Optimal Treatment Options for the Partially Edentulous, Soon to Be Edentulous and Edentulous

The treatment of complete, single and partial arch edentulism remains a significant priority for dental clinicians. Patients also have placed an emphasis on immediate load and often request complex full-arch treatments with shorter treatment times, less cost and fewer appointments. This team oriented program will focus on proper case selection, loading protocols, the team approach and how each team member plays a significant role in complex therapies.

In addition, clinical studies will be reviewed that allow the clinician to gain an understanding of recent advances in dental implant componentry. These advances allow moderate to severe angle correction, gingival height correction, and immediate temporization options that can open new opportunities for clinicians to help meet the clinical, functional and esthetic needs of their patients. All members of the dental team are encouraged to attend with each individual role being highlighted and extensively discussed.

April 6, 2016 Treatment Planning Evening Seminar – Multiple Case Presentation

Dinner will be served followed by a lively two hour discussion of treatment planning. Five to ten participants will present cases to be treatment planned or show already completed cases. This will be followed by a spirited discussion of the therapeutic alternatives that exist – an excellent way to exchange ideas and to expand your knowledge base. This forum will also serve as a learning crucible for the difficult cases. Please note that you do not have to present cases to participate.


March 11, 2016 Robert Margeas, DDS – Everyday Dentistry — More than Everyday Esthetic Results

This lecture is designed for today’s esthetically minded, real world dentist and staff. Dr. Margeas will review dozens of direct and indirect clinical cases, step-by-step that are done in real time on an everyday basis. These include: porcelain veneers from preparation, provisionalization, and cementation. Direct composite resin veneers, class IV restorations, diastema closure, peg laterals, and porcelain repair. Learn how to create perfect ovate pontic sites following extraction.

Simplified implant techniques with immediate extraction, placement, and provisionalization using the patient’s natural tooth. Treating the worn dentition will be explained with different treatment options. The techniques learned can be incorporated into your practice immediately for increased profitability.


February 24, 2016 Derek M. Steinbacher, DMD, MD, FACS, FAAP – Aesthetic Orthognathic Surgery

This lecture presented by Dr. Steinbacher will focus on a review of aesthetic optimization of orthognathic surgery. Frequent aesthetic adjuncts to achieve the best possible results will also be discussed.

Dr. Steinbacher is the Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery (Plastic), Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program and Chief of Dentistry for Yale University School of Medicine Yale-New Haven Hospital


January 22, 2016 George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS – Imaging from a Periodontist’s Perspective

Today’s restorative dentist and IDT team members depend upon the periodontist to establish an accurate diagnosis and, especially, set short and long-term prognosis – a role that requires risk assessment exceeding conventional methods.

This presentation will discuss the critical role of the periodontist in IDT from a diagnosis and prognosis standpoint and how emerging imaging opportunities fit into this relationship. Treatment planning and execution of therapy will be demonstrated based on IDT analysis and 3D CBCT diagnostic inquiry.

Computer guided implantology and surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy applications will be discussed.


December 4, 2015 William Robbins, DDS, MA – “Global Diagnosis” – A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

With the advent and common usage of new treatment modalities, the historical method of diagnosis and treatment planning is no longer adequately serving our profession.

It is the purpose of this course to provide a systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment planning the complex interdisciplinary dental patient with a common language that may be used by the orthodontist, periodontist, and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, as well as the restorative dentist. The four Global diagnoses which dictate all interdisciplinary treatment planning will be defined. A set of questions will then be presented which will aid the interdisciplinary team in the diagnosis and treatment planning of the complex dental patient.


October 28, 2015 Treatment Planning Evening Seminar – Multiple Case Presentation

Dinner will be served followed by a lively two hour discussion of treatment planning. Five to ten participants will present cases to be treatment planned or show already completed cases. This will be followed by a spirited discussion of the therapeutic alternatives that exist – an excellent way to exchange ideas and to expand your knowledge base. This forum will also serve as a learning crucible for the difficult cases. Please note that you do not have to present cases to participate.


October 2, 2015 TEAM EVENT – Kirk Behrendt, Dental Coach – The 10 Steps to Create a Thriving Dental Practice

This lecture presented by Kirk Behrendt will identifying the 12 Key Performance Indicators of every successful dental practice and how to improve each in addition to a review of the 5 pillars of diagnosis to increase treatment acceptance. Other points that will be presented and discussed include:

  • Learn the 7 reasons patients cancel appointments and how to fix them
  • Examine the 3 most important expectations to create an extraordinary team
  • Learn how to schedule the “trifecta” to double or triple your production
  • See the magic formula of how to keep your team happy and engaged

Doctors & Team invited – Team fee $25 per person (Trumbull Marriott)

Team Signup Form Download – FCDC Team Signup Sheet


2015-2016 FCDC Seminars

Prosth/Perio Mentors

  • Kirk Benherdt – Leawood, KS
  • William Robbins, DDS – San Antonio, TX
  • George Mandilaris, DDS – Chicago, IL
  • Derek Steinbacher, DMD – New Haven, CT
  • Robert Margeas, DDS – Des Moines, IA
  • Robert Levine, DDS – Philadelphia, PA
  • Harry Randel, DMD – Philadelphia, PA

CE Credits 40

Format

  • Seminars: 8 AM to 3:30 PM, with breakfast & lunch provided
  • Evening Seminars: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with dinner & dessert provided

Dates

  • 10/02/2015 – Kirk Benherdt (Trumbull Marriott)
  • 10/28/2015 – TX Planning Evening Seminar
  • 12/4/2015 – William Robbins, DDS
  • 1/22/2016 – George Mandilaris, DDS
  • 2/24/2016 – Derek Steinbacher, DMD
  • 03/11/2016 – Robert Margeas, DDS
  • 4/6/2016 – TX Planning Evening Seminar
  • 5/6/2016 – Robert Levine, DDS & Harry Randel, DMD

Location

Conference Center

Fairfield County Implants & Periodontics

1047 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Benefits

  • World class education in Fairfield
  • Dental XP Membership
  • Continuing Education Credits
  • Increased Interdisciplinary Interaction
  • Catered Gourmet Meals
  • Treatment Planning Sessions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Direct Access to Dental Specialists
  • One-On-One Mentorship with World Renowned Dental Leaders