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Dr. Feinberg’s Speaking Engagements

Course Date:  June 1, 2024

Course Title:

Maximizing Outcomes for Full Coverage Restorative Dentistry

Course Description:

This course will define what constitutes an ideal treatment outcome for full coverage restorative dentistry.  The definition will stress longevity and  the ingredients required for a high percentage of case longevity rather than esthetics and economics.  A new paradigm for evaluating how full coverage restorations should be accomplished will be presented.  The presentation will showcase how full coverage restorative dentistry can benefit patients, as well as its enormous track record of successful outcomes.  Numerous examples will be presented from a library of more than 100,000 pictures taken over seven decades. Many of these cases have been documented with follow-up X-Rays over decades.

Course Objectives:

Participants will learn:

–what constitutes an ideal outcome for full coverage restorations

–why a precision mindset and a step-by-step approach to full coverage restorations is important for successful outcome.

–how full coverage restorations can be designed to eliminate recurrent decay and periodontal bone loss; and how to apply proven engineering principles to ensure this outcome.

–the difference between an overall point of view and a piecemeal point of view in examining and treating patients.

–Why fixed bridgework on natural tooth abutments often offers superior outcomes to the single-tooth implant

–When to best utilize fixed restorations, removable restorations, and implant restorations for the best possible outcome.

Course Sponsor:

New York State Dental Association.  For more information and to sign up, call NYSDA at 800-255-2100

Course Location:

Turning Stone Resort and Casino; Verona, NY.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Date:  June 25, 2024

Course Title:

Diagnostic Considerations and Restorative Management of Difficult Cases

Course Description:

Difficult cases can be simplified when carefully thought out.  A strong background of proficiency in crown and bridge, precision attachments, restorative dentistry and implants allows the practitioner to choose what is best for the patient, not what the practitioner can do well.  This course will present a unique approach to diagnosis and treatment planning that will offer the practitioner more options to help patients—including patients who are not candidates for sophisticated dentistry.   The approach is evidence-based and numerous case examples will be demonstrated from a library of more than 100,000 slides, digital pictures and X-Rays taken during the past 70 years.

Course Objectives:

Participants will learn:

–a rationale for choosing treatment options

–how to manage difficult cases such as excessive wear, periodontal bone loss and malocclusions

–how to restore teeth with little or no clinical crowns

–when to best utilize fixed restorations, removable restorations and implant restorations

–about the Double-Tilt Precision Attachment Partial Denture, and why it is often a superior treatment option for both natural tooth and implant abutments

Course Sponsor:

New York County Dental Society.  Call 212-573-8500 to sign up for the course.

Course Location:

New York County Dental Society Headquarters; 622 Third Avenue, 9th Floor; New York, NY  10017.

Credit Hours: 6

ONWARD Study Group Meetings

Periodontics: A History and Update on what is Predictable, Part II



Dr. Pete Mellas, Periodontist CV and Conflict of Interest Statements on File

8890 E. Desert Cove Ave; Scottsdale, AZ 85260
This course will cover a brief history of soft tissue procedures and predictive factors concerning soft tissue procedures involving natural teeth and implants.  n short, this lecture will cover what works and what doesn't work in an everyday periodontal practice to give patients the best outcome for their dental care.
Participants will learn about:
  • Crown lengthening and work flow; aesthetic crown lengthening
  • Resective periodontal procedures
  • Regenerative procedures
  • Connective tissue grafting
  • Free gingival grafting
  • Use of biologic agents to enhance procedures