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International Surgical and Prosthetic Implant Study Club and Mentorship Initiative

About The Study Club

Welcome to the DentiumUSA Study Club

This study club was started in August 2020 by a small group of enthusiastic dentists eager to share their passion about implant dentistry with dentists around the world. Our main focus for study club seminars is implant-centered topics involving both surgical and restorative aspects.

We value the continuing education and learning of both general dentists and specialists alike. We meet six times per year, every two months, for a one hour seminar. Questions and interactive discussion from all of our members is welcome and highly encouraged at the conclusion of each seminar.

The DentiumUSA Study Club is a PACE approved program provider of continuing education which shows our commitment to presenting high quality, unbiased, scientifically-backed information from international speakers without any endorsement, financial compensation, or commercial promotion. Doctors who attend the live zoom meetings are entitled to receive 1 CE credit (PACE) through the Academy of General Dentistry.

Although this study club is in its early phases, it has been growing in members each meeting and shows no sign of slowing down. We look forward to seeing you at our next upcoming meeting.

*The lectures presented are prepared by the speakers’ personal capacity. The information and opinions expressed in the lectures are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Dentium.

Join The Study Club

Become a Study Club Member

We welcome all individuals of any background to join our study club. There are no prerequisites needed and no wait list. However, it is suggested that members are a dental professional or a member of the dental team.

Please fill out your contact details and click ‘Submit’ in order to join our mailing list and receive seminar updates and the online Zoom meeting links.

Upcoming Meetings

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Jan 2023

Session 1 Coming Soon

Summary:

Coming soon

Dates:

USA (PST):

January 16, 2023 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

January 16, 2023 7:00 PM

Korea:

January 17, 2023 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Past Meetings

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Nov 2022

Digital Dentistry Series Part 2: Single Implant Crown Fabrication Using Exocad

Summary:

What happens when you send an implant-impression to the lab? How does the laboratory technician fabricate the crown? To many clinicians, the procedures that take place in the dental laboratory are a “grey-area” of knowledge that we don’t often get to see. This second part of our two-part mini digital dental series is designed to introduce the clinician to one of the many softwares available to highlight some of the aspects involved in digital restoration design. A live demonstration of use of the Exocad DentalCAD software will focus on the steps and records required to design a single-tooth implant supported crown. Although it is unlikely for clinicians to design their own implant restorations, knowledge of the design process is critical to understand what type of clinical records that technicians need to accurately fabricate the crown.

Dates:

USA (PST):

November 14, 2022 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

November 14, 2022 7:00 PM

Korea:

November 15, 2022 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Michael Danielak

BSc, DDS, Cert. Pros, FRCD(C)

Dr. Michael Danielak completed his doctor of dental surgery at the University of Toronto in Canada in 2014. He then worked in private practice for two years as an associate before specializing. In 2019, Dr. Danielak completed his prosthodontics residency program at the University of Southern California and successfully challenged the Canadian prosthodontics specialty boards. Following his specialty training, Dr. Danielak attended a one and a half year surgical and restorative implant fellowship at the University at Buffalo in the state of New York. He currently works full time in private practice in Toronto, Canada and teaches a digital dentistry course to the Advanced Prosthodontics residents at the University of Southern California over the summer semester. Dr. Danielak has a passion for sharing his knowledge in continuing education settings and mentoring dentists and students in implant and digital dentistry.

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Sep 2022

Digital Dentistry Series Part 1: Implant Planning Using BlueSky Plan

Summary:

Implant planning has advanced significantly over the past decade with the introduction of sophisticated digital 3D computer software. While model-based surgical planning and surgical guides can provide clinicians with a good idea as to where to place implants intra-operatively, they lack demonstration of the bony anatomy beneath the soft tissue and quite often leads to “guess-work” during the surgery. Clinicians who are interested in placing implants or are currently placing implants should be able to utilize 3D implant planning software for precise planning and placement of their implants. An overlay of a CBCT scan with digital intra-oral models should be considered as a gold standard for pre-surgical implant planning. At the very least, a working knowledge of various implant planning software can improve communication between the clinician, patient, and laboratory technician during the pre-surgical treatment planning phase.

This seminar is designed to introduce the clinician to a free implant planning software (BlueSky Plan) which clinicians can use to greatly improve the outcomes of their implant placement utilizing guided surgery. Alive demonstration of the software will highlight the steps needed for planning of a single maxillary anterior implant crown from diagnostic records to digital implant placement to surgical guide fabrication.

Dates:

USA (PST):

September 12, 2022 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

September 12, 2022 7:00 PM

Korea:

September 13, 2022 8:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Michael Danielak

BSc, DDS, Cert. Pros, FRCD(C)

Dr. Michael Danielak completed his doctor of dental surgery at the University of Toronto in Canada in 2014. He then worked in private practice for two years as an associate before specializing. In 2019, Dr. Danielak completed his prosthodontics residency program at the University of Southern California and successfully challenged the Canadian prosthodontics specialty boards. Following his specialty training, Dr. Danielak attended a one and a half year surgical and restorative implant fellowship at the University at Buffalo in the state of New York. He currently works full time in private practice in Toronto, Canada and teaches a digital dentistry course to the Advanced Prosthodontics residents at the University of Southern California over the summer semester. Dr. Danielak has a passion for sharing his knowledge in continuing education settings and mentoring dentists and students in implant and digital dentistry.

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Jul 2022

Management of Complications Associated with Maxillary Sinus Lifts

Summary:

Maxillary sinus lifts and augmentations can be considered as a daily procedure done by the hands of dental surgeons. Although nowadays the diversity and conservative approaches to lift the sinus exist, we still have a limited knowledge and less of defined protocols of how to manage complications associated with it. These complications mainly happen post surgically but there are other complications that can occur during the procedure. This presentation will review these complications that are expected and how to manage the major ones that commonly happen in such procedures.

Dates:

USA (PST):

July 18, 2022 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

July 18, 2022 7:00 PM

Korea:

July 19, 2022 8:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Bandar Almaghrabi

BDS, MS

Dr. Bandar Almaghrabi graduated from Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in the field of periodontology in 2010. He completed two fellowships from the same school, one in advanced periodontology and dental esthetics in 2011. The other was in implant dentistry at Buffalo School of Dentistry which he completed in 2013. He became board certified for both the American and Canadian Board of Periodontology in 2013 and 2015. He was a former consultant and potential head for the division of periodontology at National Guard Hospital in Saudi Arabia where he served for the last 7 years.

Currently he is a full-time faculty and clinical associate professor in the restorative department and an assistant director of implant dentistry at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

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May 2022

Minimally Invasive Sinus Augmentation Techniques for Dental Implant Therapy

Summary:

Coming Soon!

Dates:

USA (PST):

May 16, 2022 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

May 16, 2022 7:00 PM

Korea:

May 17, 2022 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Yong-Han Koo

DDS

Dr. Yong-Han Koo graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He holds faculty appointments at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston University School of Dental Medicine / Boston Medical Center. He is the past CE Committee Chair for Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (MSOMS) and sits on the CE Committee for Yankee Dental Congress.

He is currently an editorial consultant for the Academy News Committee and was on the E-Poster Committee for Academy of Osseointegration (AO) as well as the Research Committee for both Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and Osseointegraton Foundation (OF). Dr. Koo is the founder of Academy of 3D Connection in Osseo-Integration and maintains a private practice limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery in Wayland, Massachusetts.

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Mar 2022

Soft Tissue Grafting & Augmentation

Summary:

Coming Soon!

Dates:

USA (PST):

March 14, 2022 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

March 14, 2022 7:00 PM

Korea:

March 15, 2022 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Goncalo Carames

DDS

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

Postgraduate in Periodontology and Implant SurgeryUniversity of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology University of SouthernCalifornia, Los Angeles, USA

Doctor of Dental Surgery University of Lisbon, School ofDental Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal

Private practice limited to Periodontology and ImplantSurgery, Instituto de Implantologia, Lisbon, Portugal

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Jan 2022

Implant-Related Occlusion

Summary:

This seminar is geared to educate clinicians about the multi-faceted aspect of peri-implant bone loss. Throughout the past 20-30 years, much of the literature has targeted “implant overload” from an improper implant occlusal scheme as a direct cause for bone loss around ailing implants. But is it the only cause of bone loss? A review of the literature will question this notion, followed by clinical recommendations to harmonize implant prostheses in occlusion with the rest of the dentition in order to reduce the chances of implant overload. We will differentiate occlusal schemes for single implant crowns, multiple-unit implant prosthetics, and full arch implant prosthetics which can be implemented in your day-to-day restorative practice.

Dates:

USA (PST):

January 17, 2022 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

January 17, 2022 7:00 PM

Korea:

January 18, 2022 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Michael Danielak

BSc, DDS, Cert. Pros, FRCD(C)

Dr. Michael Danielak completed his doctor of dental surgery at the University of Toronto in Canada in 2014. He then worked in private practice for two years as an associate before specializing. In 2019, Dr. Danielak completed his prosthodontics residency program at the University of Southern California and successfully challenged the Canadian prosthodontics specialty boards. Following his specialty training, Dr. Danielak attended a one and a half year surgical and restorative implant fellowship at the University at Buffalo in the state of New York. He currently works full time in private practice in Toronto, Canada and teaches a digital dentistry course to the Advanced Prosthodontics residents at the University of Southern California over the summer semester. Dr. Danielak has a passion for sharing his knowledge in continuing education settings and mentoring dentists and students in implant and digital dentistry.

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Nov 2021

Extraction & Socket Preservation: Review of Traditional Techniques & New Approaches

Summary:

Teeth extractions are one of the most common procedures in clinical practice, due to non-restorable caries, periodontal disease, trauma and other conditions. After tooth extraction, dimensional changes in the alveolar bone and soft tissue can be observed.  The most relevant volumetric changes take place in the first three months, the greater changes are observed at the buccal bone plate.

Socket preservation techniques have been described, using auto-grafts, allografts, xenografts or alloplastic materials.  In recent years a new approach in socket preservation includes the use of the second generation of Platelets Concentrates (L-PRF). This presentation will be an overview of the different socket preservation techniques, since the use of graft materials until L-PRF.

Dates:

USA (PST):

November 15, 2021 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

November 15, 2021 7:00 PM

Korea:

November 16, 2021 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Antonio Sanz Ruiz

DMD, MS

DMD, University of Chile

Specialist in Periodontics, MS University of Chile

Specialist in Implantology, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

Training in Oral Implants, Branemark Clinic, Gothenburg and Branemark Osseointegration Center, Sweden

Specialist in Bioesthetic Oral Rehabilitation, USA

Director graduate programs in Oral Implants and Periodontics, Los Andes University, Santiago, Chile

Director of OBI, Latin American division

Private practice, “Clinica Sanz Periodontics, Implants, and Oral Bioesthetic Rehabilitation” Chile

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Sep 2021

Minimally Invasive Implant Surgery & GBR Techniques Using Digital Technology

Summary:

Coming Soon!

Dates:

USA (PST):

September 13, 2021 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

September 13, 2021 7:00 PM

Korea:

September 14, 2021 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Yong-Han Koo

DDS

Dr. Yong-Han Koo graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He holds faculty appointments at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston University School of Dental Medicine / Boston Medical Center. He is the past CE Committee Chair for Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (MSOMS) and sits on the CE Committee for Yankee Dental Congress.

He is currently an editorial consultant for the Academy News Committee and was on the E-Poster Committee for Academy of Osseointegration (AO) as well as the Research Committee for both Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and Osseointegraton Foundation (OF). Dr. Koo is the founder of Academy of 3D Connection in Osseo-Integration and maintains a private practice limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery in Wayland, Massachusetts.

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Jul 2021

Soft and Hard Tissue Augmentation Procedures in the Esthetic Zone: Past, Present, Future

Summary:

Coming Soon!

Dates:

USA (PST):

July 12, 2021 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

July 12, 2021 7:00 PM

Korea:

July 13, 2021 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Goncalo Carames

DDS

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

Postgraduate in Periodontology and Implant SurgeryUniversity of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology University of SouthernCalifornia, Los Angeles, USA

Doctor of Dental Surgery University of Lisbon, School ofDental Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal

Private practice limited to Periodontology and ImplantSurgery, Instituto de Implantologia, Lisbon, Portugal

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May 2021

The Importance of Immediate Implant Provisionalization

Summary:

Coming Soon!

Dates:

USA (PST):

May 17, 2021 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

May 17, 2021 7:00 PM

Korea:

May 18, 2021 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Zaki Sadiq

DDS

Dr. Zaki Sadiq received a BA in Biology from Boston College and then graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 2014. In 2018, he completed a two year implant program at NYU, and most recently, completed a training program in IV sedation. He is currently practicing in Mount Laurel, New Jersey at a private practice called Pleasant Valley Dentistry. For the last three years, implant dentistry has become a focal point of his practice with emphasis on both the surgical and restorative aspect. Much of his practice is also geared towards immediate placement of implants with immediate temporization as a way to maintain gingival integrity and bone volume

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Mar 2021

Soft Tissue Management

Summary:

Coming Soon!

Dates:

USA (PST):

March 15, 2021 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

March 15, 2021 7:00 PM

Korea:

March 16, 2021 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Jung-Chul Park

DDS

Dr. Jung-Chul Park graduated from Yonsei University Dental College in Seoul, South Korea. He is board certified in Periodontology and serves as an associate professor at the department of Periodontology at Dankook University in South Korea. He was awarded the ITI Scholarship at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London, UK and is an ITI Fellow. In 2013, he was named the winner of the 18th André Schroeder Research Prize. Dr. Park is an associate editor of Journal of Periodontal and Implant Science and also a Google certified Innovator/Trainer/Educator. He is currently at the University at Buffalo, Department of Oral Biology as a visiting scholar.

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Jan 2021

Anterior Implant Treatment Planning from a Prosthodontic Perspective

Summary:

Coming Soon!

Dates:

USA (PST):

January 11, 2021 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

January 11, 2021 7:00 PM

Korea:

January 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Michael Danielak

BSc, DDS, Cert. Pros, FRCD(C)

Dr. Michael Danielak completed his doctor of dental surgery at the University of Toronto in Canada in 2014. He then worked in private practice for two years as an associate before specializing. In 2019, Dr. Danielak completed his prosthodontics residency program at the University of Southern California and successfully challenged the Canadian prosthodontics specialty boards. Following his specialty training, Dr. Danielak attended a one and a half year surgical and restorative implant fellowship at the University at Buffalo in the state of New York. He currently works full time in private practice in Toronto, Canada and teaches a digital dentistry course to the Advanced Prosthodontics residents at the University of Southern California over the summer semester. Dr. Danielak has a passion for sharing his knowledge in continuing education settings and mentoring dentists and students in implant and digital dentistry.

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Oct 2020

Extraction & Immediate Implantation - Part 2: Considerations for the Posterior Dentition

Summary:

Coming soon!

Dates:

USA (PST):

October 12, 2020 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

October 12, 2020 7:00 PM

Korea:

October 13, 2020 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Michael Cafarella

DDS

Dr. Cafarella received his B.A. in Psychology from Boston College, and his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He then completed four more years of advanced training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, earning his certificate in Prosthodontics. He is currently Board Eligible. Dr. Michael Cafarella is a member of the ADA, the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP), the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and the Northeast Gnathological Society (NGS).

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Aug 2020

Extraction & Immediate Implantation - Part 1: Considerations for the Anterior Dentition

Summary:

Extraction with immediate implant placement has become a routine treatment in implant dentistry today. In this first of two lectures, participants will learn about clinical techniques for atraumatic extractions, the classification system for extraction sockets, and guidelines for clinical decision making for placing immediate implants for the anterior dentition. Citations from the literature form the foundation of the lecture and are supplemented with numerous clinical case examples.

Dates:

USA (PST):

August 17, 2020 4:00 PM

USA (EST):

August 17, 2020 7:00 PM

Korea:

August 18, 2020 9:00 AM

Credits:

1 CE: Credit

Speaker:

Dr. Michael Cafarella

DDS

Dr. Cafarella received his B.A. in Psychology from Boston College, and his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He then completed four more years of advanced training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, earning his certificate in Prosthodontics. He is currently Board Eligible. Dr. Michael Cafarella is a member of the ADA, the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP), the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and the Northeast Gnathological Society (NGS).

Location

Zoom

All of our seminars take place virtually using the Zoom Meetings platform. This allows all of our members, both domestic and international, to login and watch the meeting whether they are just finishing up their work day, or just about to begin. Zoom links are sent out approximately 1-2 weeks prior to each study club session.

Contact

We’re happy to help answer any questions that you might have about the DentiumUSA Study Club. Please e-mail all questions to studyclub@dentiumusa.com and a study club administrator will respond shortly.