Greater New York Dental Meeting makes a comeback

The Greater New York Dental Meeting is known for its exhibit hall and its world-renowned educational offerings. (Photo: Dental Tribune America file photo)

Fri. 19. November 2021

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NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: There’s always plenty of excitement in New York City. From Friday, Nov. 26, to Wednesday, Dec. 1, that excitement will extend to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, as the Greater New York Dental Meeting makes an energetic comeback.

Attendees might notice a smaller exhibit hall this year, but there will be products and services to fit any need that a dental practice may have. The show floor is open Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The GNYDM is also known for its world-renowned educational offerings, and this year is no exception. Meeting organizers are presenting an unparalleled educational program, featuring some of the most highly regarded educators in the field of dentistry. Formats include hands-on workshops, seminars, new products and scientific poster sessions.

Specialized events include the 3D Printing & Digital Dentistry Conference, the World Implant Expo, the Global Orthodontic Conference, a Dental Laboratory Technician two-day event, the annual Pediatric Dentistry Summit and the Foundation for Airway Health Summit. A Public Health Conference for all healthcare providers was added this year.

“As cutting-edge knowledge and information expand yearly, our goal is to provide educational programs that reflect the most relevant and in-demand topics in dentistry,” said James H. Doundoulakis, DMD, general chairman of the GNYDM, in a welcome message published in the meeting’s program guide.

There are many educational highlights.

“Restorative and Pulp Therapy Techniques for Children: A Hands-On Workshop,” presented by Arnold Weiss, DDS, MScD, will cover practical, easily implemented restorative procedures for children. This practical program, taking place Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon, focuses on predictable and profitable restorative procedures. Additionally, behavior guidance will be discussed to help improve the care of your pediatric patients. This half-day workshop is part of the Pediatric Program.

Marvin A. Fier, DDS, is presenting “Predictable, Profitable Restorative and Aesthetic Procedures,” on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Fier will explain how newer materials and techniques can help you achieve less stress, happier patients and higher profits. A discussion of the new universal shade composites will be included. Total etch, selective etch and self-etch will be covered. This half-day seminar is also part of the Pediatric Program.

Also Sunday, “Botox and Facial Fillers for the Dental Practitioner: A Clinical Workshop and Demonstration” will be offered by Zev Schulhof, DMD, MD, from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. During this all-day seminar and workshop, there will be a brief discussion on the history, indications and types of facial fillers, as well as their combined use with Botulinum Toxin in the treatment of the aging face. “Live” demonstrations follow in the afternoon, and mannequins will be available for participants to practice the hands-on portion of the program.

Some of the educational highlights for Monday include “Digital Implant Surgery: Guided Surgery: A Hands-On Workshop,” which is being presented by Pilseong Kim, DDS, MS, from 2 to 5 p.m. This comprehensive, clinically based class, part of the World Implant Expo, will cover clinical workflows with restorative and implant dentistry, focusing on where digital dentistry works, when it falls short and how to work around challenges. Participants will learn how to understand principles, theory and procedures of intraoral scanning and CBCT scanning for surgical case workup; the digital workflow of the dental office and how to incorporate it efficiently into the office; and hands-on implant placement with guided implant surgery systems.

Another highlight Monday: Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH, is presenting “Infant Oral Care and Minimally Invasive Dentistry” from 2 to 5 p.m. Early childhood caries is the most widespread chronic disease in children worldwide but is entirely preventable. There is a need to focus on minimally invasive prevention and emphasize primary prevention before caries occur. In this session, participants will learn the importance of infant oral care starting at birth, the use of fluoride, the age one visit, proper oral hygiene and appropriate nutrition. This half day seminar is part of the Pediatric Program.

Also Monday, “Oral Appliance Therapy: Screening, Treatment Planning And Side Effects” will be presented by Thomas M. Gotsis, DDS, from 10 a.m. to noon. This program is a crash course on oral appliance therapy. Participants will learn which patients should be treated and how they should be treated. Various sleep appliances will be explored and discussed. Attendees will also learn how to identify sleep disordered breathing patients, how to screen patients and refer for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, treatment planning, types of oral devices, and success and side effects of oral appliance therapy treatment. This course is part of the Sleep Apnea Symposium.

Several courses are being offered at this year’s meeting focusing on how to treat special needs patients.

Among them are “Disabilities and Oral Health: Gaining Awareness to Advocate for Change,” from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. In this session, healthcare providers and leaders from nonprofit, insurance and oral healthcare companies that support individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities will help attendees understand the history, challenges and current landscape of disability and oral health.

“Beyond Teeth and Gums: Optimizing Care for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities” will be presented Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. In this presentation, a holistic approach will be examined incorporating the needs of both the patient and caregiver.

“Serving Special Needs Patients” will be offered Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. In this session, participants will take a walk through each area of the practice, learning the best techniques for behavior modification, desensitization, patient intake and treatment planning.

Many more educational courses are being offered. For a complete rundown of all the events, be sure to check your meeting guide.

(Source: Greater New York Dental Meeting)

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