September 17-28, 2018

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New York University College of Dentistry Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program

“Current Concepts in American Dentistry: Advances in Cosmetics and Oral Rehabilitation”


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Monday, September 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Dr. Abd Elsalam Askary

Dr. Abdelsalam Askary is currently maintaining a private practice limited to periodontics, dental implants and oral reconstruction in Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Elaskary is a visiting lecturer at University of New York. Dr. Elaskary has contributed with two text books to the field of dental Implantology, “Reconstructive Aesthetic Implant Surgery”. As well as “fundamentals of esthetic implant dentistry” published by Wiley – Blackwell. DR Elaskary is an editorial advisory board member for the smile dental journal and a society editor for the Implant dentistry journal. Dr. Elaskary is the current president of the Arab society of oral Implantology in Cairo and a founding board member of the Arabian academy of aesthetic dentistry, an active member, fellow and the vice president of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

"Contemporary Aesthetic Implant Dentistry”

Are you having difficulty in designing a treatment plan for implant supported restorations in the aesthetic zone? Are you having difficulty in creating a relationship between facial features and the future implant supported prostheses? Do you sometimes find aesthetic clinical Implantology techniques unachievable in your daily routine practice? Have you recently had undesired treatment complications in the aesthetic zone? Do you wish to have full knowledge on peri-implant soft tissue handling?
From the author of the text books ‘Reconstructive Aesthetic Implant Surgery,’ ‘Fundamentals of Esthetic Implant Dentistry.’ A unique course that is designed for the clinicians who desire to update their clinical skills and experience in the field of aesthetic implant dentistry, a step-by-step extensive clinical approach that guides to achieving an esthetic implant-supported restoration that replicates natural teeth in appearance and solving the possible clinical difficulties that arise during the course of the treatment. A comprehensive clinical based course is offered to provide a contemporary protocol for aesthetic cases starting from pre-surgical planning until case completion. The course also overviews possible treatment complications of dental implants in the aesthetic zone, and provide possible treatment.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (Boston, MA); Visiting Lecturer, Continuing Dental Education Programs at New York University College of Dentistry (New York, NY); Fellow of the International Academy for Dental and Facial Esthetics (IADFE); Editor in Chief of the greek dental journal “Esthetic Dentistry and Implantology”; Private Practice limited to Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry in Athens, Greece.

“Tooth Whitening: Facts and Fiction”
(9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular dental treatments available. Candidates for whitening procedures include patients whose teeth are stained by aging, chromogenic foods, endodontic treatment, tetracycline use and smoking or use of other tobacco products. Bleaching is the most conservative treatment for discolored teeth when compared with resin bonded composites, porcelain veneers, or crowns. It offers a simple and economical approach to changing the color of teeth. Success of the treatment depends on a careful diagnosis by the practitioner. Indications, contraindications as well as limitations and safety issues of tooth whitening treatment will be discussed in details. Different systems and methods will be presented and analyzed. In-office tooth whitening procedure and bleaching tray fabrication will be presented step by step with videos. Tooth whitening procedures for non- vital teeth will also be described in details.

“Esthetic Dentistry Using Minimal Invasive Techniques”
(1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Today’s treatment plans aim on highly esthetic restorations with minimal invasion on tooth tissues. Direct composite restorations are usually the treatment of choice for diastema closure, rotated or discolored teeth, peg laterals and other esthetic concerns. Nowadays, bonding systems and composite resins are more reliable than ever and they can provide dental solutions of low cost and very conservatively, with exceptional esthetic results. Anterior and posterior direct composite restorations can be one of the biggest challenges of our everyday dental procedures. Preparation design, material selection, multi-layer technique, finishing and polishing of the restorations are some of the parameters that play an important role at the final esthetic result, as well as the longevity of the restorations. In this presentation, all clinical procedures using composite restorations will be demonstrated in details. Clinical tips on how to avoid post-operative sensitivity, how to create an appropriate contact, and more clinical answers on most of everyday questions on composite restorations will be thoroughly discussed.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CDE Theatre


Dr. Geissberger is Professor and Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific. Dr. Geissberger earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. After completing his undergraduate degree he attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, earning a DDS degree in 1991. While in school he was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) and Tau Kappa Omega (TKO) for scholastic excellence. He has served as the President, President-Elect and Vice President of both the Supreme Chapter of OKU and U. Pacific’s Alumni Association. Dr. Geissberger currently has a private practice in Marin, CA.

“Treatment Planning, Designing and Delivering Complex Restorative and Multidisciplinary Cases”

Treatment planning, designing and managing complex restorative and esthetic cases can be a daunting task. While each practitioner may have their own treatment preferences, several universal design and treatment principles can be applied to the treatment of all complex cases. These principles will be introduced through this exciting, interactive presentation using cases that include multidisciplinary needs and diligent management to achieve optimal results. Sequencing treatment with multiple specialties (orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and endodontics) will be discussed. Particular emphasis will be placed on specific techniques and design concepts to aid practitioners in achieving optimal functional and esthetic results.

During this program practitioners will learn how to:

1. Diagnose a variety of complex clinical situations.
2. Design a case with the final product in mind.
3. Select appropriate materials based on functional needs and esthetics.
4. Manage and quarterback all members of the treating team, including specialists.
5. Work effectively with laboratory support team to achieve lasting, esthetic results.
6. Optimize case acceptance through an increased understanding various patient types

Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CDE Theatre

Dr. Howard S. GLAZER

Dr. Glazer is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of General Dentistry, and former Assistant Clinical Professor in Dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). He has been a visiting clinician at several universities around the country. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists; International College of Dentists; American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Glazer is an Attending Dentist at the Englewood Hospital (Englewood, NJ). Additionally, Dr. Glazer is the Deputy Chief Forensic Dental Consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York.

For the past several years, Dr. Glazer has been named as one of the “Leading Clinicians in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today, and most recently was named as one of the Top Dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly & 201 Magazine. He lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas, on the subjects of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry and patient management. Additionally, Dr. Glazer is a frequent author of dental articles and has been published throughout the world. Currently he publishes a monthly column in AGD IMPACT entitled “What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter!” He maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, NJ.

“I have It. You Need It! (Must Have Products & Materials)”
Aka “What’s Hot & What’s Getting Hotter!”

This is a program about real dentistry for real people by a real dentist! Dr. Glazer will present a potpourri of the materials and techniques that he uses to make the day more productive, easier and fun! The entire dental team will benefit from learning together about the latest products and how they will benefit your patients. Dr. Glazer writes a monthly column by the same title for AGD Impact magazine, and reviews new products and materials on a regular basis for his column.

Topics may include:

1. Anesthesia…giving and “ouchless” injection
2. Curing light up your life (dental)
3. Desensitiztion & Adhesives..a sticky subject made simple.
4. Composites for esthetic fillings not just white ones.
5. Impression’s true..first impressions are important.
6. Provisional materials..provisionals should look great.
7. many and so little time
8. Lasers..simple, easy and quick w/ great results
9. Cements..that which holds the relationship together
10. Tissue retraction and fluid control...essentials of clear fields
11. Reducing Sensitivity with topical paste application & Fluoride varnishes
12. Sectionals, Rings &Matrix bands for perfect, predictable contacts every time
13. Whitening systems..that work
14. Oral cancer prevention..dentists can save lives!
15. Patient communication…high-tech and really cool!
16. Cameras intra and extraoral & Going Digital..simple & easy !
17. Loupes, instruments, equipment potpourri.

1. To learn the different types of materials in various product categories
2. To learn what is faster, easier and better
3. To be able to evaluate product claims and merit
4. To understand the benefits of ouchless anesthesia
5. To understand the value of continual doctor/patient communication
6. To understand how to utilize many of the newer bioactive materials

Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CDE Theatre

Dr. Paul P. Chang

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Prosthodontics at University of Texas Health and Science Center San Antonio, Texas; Faculty, Preceptorship in Dental Implantology at University of Texas Health and Science Center San Antonio, Texas; Diplomate of American Board of Prosthodontics; Diplomate of American Board of Periodontology; Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists; Private Practice of Periodontics and Dental Implants, Dallas, Texas.

“Implant Aesthetics: Immediate Replacement and Loading in the Aesthetic Zone”

Dental implants have become widely accepted for the replacement of missing teeth due to their high success rates and ideal esthetics. Conventional multistage approaches to implant reconstruction have contributed to professional's acceptance of implant dentistry as a treatment option, perhaps the treatment of choice. In the anterior maxilla, the rehabilitation of patients with implant supported restorations is often challenging for involved clinicians due to the high esthetic demand expressed by patients, and a difficult anatomical situation with bone and/or soft tissue deficiencies, which are often present in the anterior maxilla. Dr. Chang will systematically present the treatment concepts for the handling of single tooth in the anterior maxilla using a team approach. Important aspects of treatment planning, surgical procedures and prosthetic rehabilitation with provisional and definitive restorations will be presented and discussed.

Course objectives:

1. Discuss factors affecting environmental morphology
2. Understand surgical and soft tissue healing protocol
3. Discuss the importance of proper implant positioning
4. Understand the use of different types of abutments
5. Understand factors affecting crown form
6. Explain the relationship between implants and facial esthetics
7. Outline steps to avoid prosthesis discoloration

Monday, September 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CDE Theatre


Editor-in-chief of Compendium Implantology; Past President, Diplomate and Board Member, International Congress of Oral Implantology; Past President, European Academy of Oral Implantology; Private Practice in Baden-Baden and Kraichtal, Germany.

“Challenges and Solutions for Maximizing Implant Aesthetics”

The expectations of our patients concerning perfect aesthetics, functionality and phonetics demand a high standard of implant skills. Today’s patients are also expecting to have an immediate restoration after losing their teeth.
Although the success rate of 90-95 is impressive, we should try to avoid the 5 to 10 percent of failures and complications. The new technique of 3D planning and navigation could bring us closer to this goal. By using CT, which is fed into the computer in digital form, the dentist is able to carry out perfect implant planning. Both the position of the implants in the vicinity of anatomical structures and the future prostheses can be planned exactly. To optimize this technique in the daily practice, we transfer the 3D data to the dental lab with a special Lab Technology (GPIS) through which the lab technician use different augmentation techniques to achieve bone volume for the perfect implant position.

1. Lateral ridge augmentation with particulate materials and membranes.
2. Bone splitting and Autogenous bone blocks.
3. Bone spreading techniques to improve bone density and for Close Sinus Elevation.
4. Different locations for bone harvesting procedures.

All the above mentioned techniques will be demonstrated step-by-step. The instrument needed will be presented as well as clinical cases with long term success (over 18 years) will be presented.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CDE Theatre


Past President of the Israeli Periodontal Society, Former Clinical Instructor, Department of Periodontics, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel; Clinical Researcher in Bone Augmentation and Sinus Floor Elevation; Member, American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration and the International Congress for Oral Implantologists; Private Practice Limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Ra'anana, Israel.

“Guidelines for Achieving Esthetic Outcome with Implants Placed in the Esthetic Zone” (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

The Anterior esthetic zone requires following essential surgical and restorative protocols for achieving esthetic natural appearing teeth. Misplacement of the implant will cause esthetic failure.
The presentation will focus on the parameters affecting implants placement in the esthetic zone. Hard and soft tissue preservation methods as well as prosthetic solutions will be discussed. Use of autologous growth factors for soft tissue preservation and regeneration will be covered. The lecture will give an overview of the many clinical applications of PRF in oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a specific interest in the management of soft and hard tissues when using immediate loaded implants. PRF is a regenerative biomaterial and is particularly useful and adapted for the regeneration of soft tissues. Combined with immediate loading protocols, this material can allow to optimize the final aesthetic result and to promote a very natural, predictable and durable aesthetic reconstruction in the anterior areas. Complications and ways of repair will be demonstrated.

“Current Concepts in Socket Preservation & Augmentation” (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

After tooth extraction, the alveolar ridge will commonly decrease in volume and change morphologically. These changes are usually clinically significant and can make placement of a conventional bridge or an implant-supported crown difficult. If bone resorption is significant enough, then placement of an implant may become extremely challenging. Postextraction maintenance of the alveolar ridge minimizes residual ridge resorption and, thus, allows placement of an implant that satisfies esthetic and functional criteria. Recent advances in bone grafting materials and techniques allow the dentist to place implants in sites that were considered compromised in the past. The presentation focuses on the healing pattern of sockets, with and without the use of regenerative materials, and the rationale for preserving the dimensions of the extraction socket. Histologic and clinical evidence is reviewed to provide an in-depth understanding of the logic behind and value of socket preservation.The use of different graft materials with a combination of autogenous blood derived growth factors will be discussed.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CDE Theatre


Specialized in Aesthetic Dentistry from New York University (EEUU), Dr. Becerra has been practicing in his dental offices in Colombia since 1985. He has contributed with techniques and theories for color management in the field of cosmetic dentistry and developed innovative analytical techniques and concepts for ideal case planning. He is an international speaker and visiting lecturer for the Continuing Dental Education program at New York University College of Dentistry. Entrepreneur and visionary in his field, Dr. Becerra has developed ground-breaking concepts for dental brands, products and innovative medical offices. As CEO of the brand ODONTOLOGIA DE MARLON BECERRA, he owns 28 clinics nationwide in Colombia and stands out as one of the best aesthetic dentists in Latin America and the World.

“The Relationship between Future Aesthetic Dentistry and the Principles of Traditional Japanese Aesthetics” (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

After a broad study of the Japanese traditional culture, including its traditions, history, legends and a visit to Tokyo, Kyoto and some of the rural areas of the country to understand their present way of living, Doctor Marlon Becerra came to a wide range of conclusions that completely restructured the way in which he understands modern dentistry.
In this conference he will analyze traditional Japanese concepts like: Wa, Yugen, Kanzo, Fukinsei and Datsuzoku applying them to reach ideal aesthetics restorations in his patients of today.
At the same time he will integrate these principles in basic procedures like crowns, preparations, veneer laminates, color choosing, the base in the moment of cementing, the handling of unique crowns and the treatment of unique teeth implants. Finally, he will employ these concepts examining the light patterns that affect dental structures to obtain superb dental restorations.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CDE Theatre


Prosthodontist, Program Director of the Full Mouth Rehabilitation CE Course at NYUCD, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry; Former Coordinator of Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City; Founder of New York Smile Institute; Published many articles on Implants, Aesthetics and Digital Dentistry; Currently on the Clinical Advisor Board of Journal of Clinical Advanced Implant Dentistry, World Journal of Dentistry, and Dental XP; Given 400 programs and educated over 8000 dentists; Member of AAED, ACP, ADA, AO, ICOI, AACD, and NGS Organizations; Private Practice for Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry in Manhattan.

“TheImplants in the World of Aesthetics" (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Over the past several years there have been many changes with regard to anterior implant aesthetics. Using provisional restorations and sound digital imaging techniques we can place implants in the proper areas to optimize implant aesthetics. Using principles of facial aesthetic design we can enhance all facial and dental aesthetics in combination with natural teeth and implants. Materials and selection of various ceramics will also be discussed. Finalizing all the patients’ treatments with prosthodontic occlusion principles will allow our patients restorations to have a long term prognosis.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CDE Theatre


Member, Italian Academy of Restorative Dentistry; Faculty, Master in Oral Implantology at the University of Milan (Italy); Member, Editorial Board for the CAD-CAM International Magazine of Digital Dentistry; Senior Lecturer, Lake Como Institute, Center of Advanced Implantology Training (Italy), Author of the textbook Mechanical Behaviour of Composite Layered Ceramic Beams; Private Practice limited to Prosthetic Dentistry in Como, Italy.

“Current Restorative Concepts on Managing and Enhancing the Peri-Implant Soft Tissue:The Prosthetic Tools" (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Implant rehabilitation in the esthetic zone has always posed a number of challenges. Although high survival rates for implants in this region have been clearly shown, the new concept of success that involves soft-tissue integration depends on several factors. These factors could be ideally divided into two main groups: 1.Surgical: an awareness of the possibility of sudden resorption of the buccal plate (bundle bone) along with an accurate 3-dimensional implant planning and positioning 2.Restorative: shape of the implant restorative contour, screw- vs cement-retained prosthesis and related biological consequences, the type of connection whether internal or external, the shape of the prosthetic abutment, etc.

Purpose of the following presentation is a quick review of the restorative factors whether or not and how they may have an influence over the peri-implant soft tissue stability in the mid- and long-term, with a specific focus on the abutments shape and geometry that have shown to be most effective in this regard.

“An Update on Restorative Materials: Selection Criteria Based Upon Mechanical and Aesthetic Behavior" (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Today the restorative dentist has a wide range of materials to choose such as: PMMA, composite, hybrid composite, all-ceramic, metal based ceramic. Each one of them has specific aesthetic, mechanical and cementation features and each one of them must be handled differently based upon its manufacturing. Material selection should always be made according to the case needs rather than to the patient’s requests and this is

The trainee will be guided through the mostly used restorative materials available today. An adequate knowledge of their mechanical (strength, toughness, elasticity, etc) and aesthetic (translucency, opacity, value, etc) features will enable the clinician to select the proper material in accordance with the case needs greatly increasing the chances of final success and survival rate.

Friday, September 28, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CDE Theatre

Dr. Christian F.J. STAPPERT (D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Dr. med. dent. habil.)

Dr. Christian Stappert is Professor at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany and Executive Medical Director and CMO of the Swiss Smile Dental Group, Switzerland. Most recently, he taught as Professor and Director of ‘Periodontal Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry’ at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (2012-2015), and served several years as Director of ‘Aesthetics and Periodontal Prosthodontics’ at the Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry (Prof. D. Tarnow), NYUCD. Since 2004, he conducted research at the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics at the New York University College of Dentistry (Profs. Van Thompson and Dianne Rekow). Prof. Stappert is cross-trained in Prosthodontics and Periodontics as well as Implant Surgery and graduated ‘Master of Science - Biomaterials and Biomimetics’ at New York University (2006). His research interests involve the reliability of dental materials and clinical restorations, as well as tissue management and the periodontal-implant interface. Dr. Stappert lectures internationally, and has published over 90 scientific papers, book chapters and peer reviewed publications. He is editorial board member and reviewer of numerous scientific dental journals, and active member inter alia at the AO, AAED as well as GNYAP, and current president of the IADR Prosthodontics Research Group.

“Secrets of High Strength Ceramics: How to Avoid Failures of Aesthetic Restorations"

Due to high aesthetic demands of patients, dentists are driven to fabricate natural-looking restorations not only for the anterior, but also for the posterior region. Due to their preferred optical and biological properties, all-ceramic materials are assessed to be the ideal prosthetic component to fulfill the requirements of tooth and implant-supported restorations. But ceramics are limited by their brittleness. Apart from the initial strength of a ceramic, the long-term success of ceramic material is related to micro-structural resistance against aging.
New monolithic and high-strength bi-layer structured ceramic materials were introduced to minimize fatigue under mastication and guarantee better long-term fracture resistance. Recently, yttrium-stabilized zirconium oxide is the preferred all-ceramic material for the fabrication of abutments and implant-supported crown and bridge work because of an increased flexural strength. The introduction of new ceramic systems and new implant components requires the knowledge of estimated survival rates and limitations of these materials and methods. Understanding of the preferred clinical application for each ceramic system introduces incredible new opportunities for the dental practitioner and might reduce the individual failure rate dramatically.

Topics will include:
1. Principles of aesthetic rehabilitation with ceramic materials
2. Clinical survival rates of ceramic restorations – where to use which ceramic
3. Case presentations of veneers, partial coverage and full crown restorations
4. How to avoid chipping and early failure

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