Meetings

Theme "New Clinical Applications"

Meetings at the Montage Hotel,
225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills

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Monday evenings at 6.00 p.m.
October 27th 2014 - Past Presidents Night

 Pascal Magne.jpgDr. Pascal Magne
Biomimetic Dentistry -  Paradigm Shift

Paradigm shifts resulting from biomimetic restorative dentistry.  How can science, common sense and experience in adhesive dentistry generate revolutionary concepts to save tooth structure and teeth? This presentation will describe some innovative techniques (immediate dentin sealing, deep margin elevation, additive luting and others) but also explore the future of CAD/CAM dentistry and "biologic restorations".

Dr. Pascal Magne is an Associate Professor with Tenure and the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Professor of Esthetic Dentistry in the Division of Restorative Sciences, University of Southern California, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Los Angeles, CA.            
Dr. Magne graduated from the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine, Switzerland, in 1989 with a Med. Dent. Obtained his Doctorate in 1992 and his PhD degree in 2002.
He received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry and endodontics at the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine, and was a lecturer at the same university beginning in 1989 until 1997.  From 1997-1999, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. After concluding two years of research, Dr. Magne returned to University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine and assumed the position of Senior Lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion until his departure for USC in February 2004.              
Dr. Magne is a recipient of multiple awards from the Swiss Science Foundation, the Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants, the recipient of the 2002 Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research and 2007 & 2009 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award from the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
He is also the author of over 200+ clinical and research publications on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known lecturer on these topics.  Furthermore, Dr. Magne authored the book Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition - A Biomimetic Approach which has been translated into twelve languages and is considered as one of the most outstanding books in the field of adhesive and esthetic dentistry.

November 24th 2014

Dr. Daftary
Craniofacial Growth & Implant Esthetics

Fereidoun Daftary, D.D.S., M. Sc. D.
Dr. Daftary received his D.D.S from the National University of Iran and has done post-graduate training in prosthodontics at Boston University. He has held a position as an Assistant Professor at New York University and was Associate Professor and the chair of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry from 1982-1992 . Dr. Daftary has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of Esthetics and Implant Prosthodontics . He has also developed and patented more than 15 patents in Implant Dentistry including the Anatomic Abutment and Bio-Esthetic System & AIS Implant System. He also has more than 20 publications in different topics in Prosthodontics . Dr. Daftary has maintained a private practice in Beverly Hills, California.

January 26th 2015

Dr. Ilan Rotshtein
Endodontic-Periodontal Interrelationship

Ilan Rotstein is Professor and Chair of the Division of Endodontics, Orthodontics and General Practice Residency and Associate Dean of Continuing Professional Education at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is member of the Executive Management Team of the School of Dentistry and Ambassador Member of the University of Southern California. Dr. Rotstein has served as Chair of the Research Committee of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA) and as Scientific Reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics. In addition, he serves on the editorial board and as a reviewer of several other international dental journals. He is the Editor-in-chief of the upcoming 7th edition of the classic textbook Ingle’s Endodontics.
He is Past-President of the Southern California Academy of Endodontists and past-member of the American Association of Endodontist’s Research and Scientific Affairs Committee. Dr. Rotstein published over 150 scientific papers and research abstracts in the dental literature as well as chapters in international endodontic textbooks including Ingle’s Endodontics, Principles and Practice of Endodontics, and Pathways of the Pulp. He has lectured extensively in more than 25 countries throughout 4 continents.

February 23rd  2015  

Dr. Dan Grauer
Technological Advances in Orthodontics

Today new technological advances in orthodontics allow for faster, better and more accurate treatment. Custom made appliances reduce the treatment time by one third - in some cases even by half. Occlusal results can be predicted before treatment is started and can be shared among all dentists in the interdisciplinary team. In this presentation you will see how orthodontics can help YOU provide better results for your patients; and how YOUR patients can benefit from application of these technologies to enhance speed, accuracy and appearance during orthodontic treatment.

Dan Grauer DDS PhD maintains a practice limited to orthodontics in Century City. He specializes in computer-guided orthodontic treatment for teenagers and adults, and in invisible orthodontic treatment. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, an Associate Editor for the American Journal Of Orthodontics, and an examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics.

March 23rd 2015
https://s3.amazonaws.com/mdx_vitals/professional/photo/13345203/Michael_D_Turner.jpgDr. Michael Turner
Salivary Gland Disorders: Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management

Salivary gland disorders affect 1% of the global population and are often encountered in the practice of dentistry.  Salivary gland diseases generally have similar features on presentation, although further investigations often reveals the distinct features that distinguish each type and offer clues to their management.  This lecture will review bacterial, viral, autoimmune and other salivary gland diseases in the pediatric and adult populations.  Etiology, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment modalities will be presented. 

Dr. Michael D. Turner is a surgeon scientist with a focus in the study and treatment of salivary gland diseases.   Dr. Turner obtained his DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1994 with an honor in Oral Medicine.  In 1995, he completed a fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  In a combined MD/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, he obtained a his MD at State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1998 and his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2001.
In 2004, as an Assistant Professor at the New York University College of Dentistry, he performed one of the first cases of sialoendoscopy in the United States. To further enhance his ability to combine his interest in both the basic and clinical research in salivary gland diseases, he completed an NIH sponsored Master of Science degree from the New York University School of Medicine in Clinical Research/Translational Medicine.  During this time period, he continued to perform sialoendoscopy and currently has performed hundreds of cases for a variety of salivary gland disorders.  
In 2012 he joined the Head Neck Institute within the Department of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center as the director of the New York Center for Salivary Gland Diseases.  He continues his research and treatment of patients with salivary gland diseases and has lectured nationally and internationally on this topic. 

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