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Upcoming CE Courses
April – May 2014
DAY ONE – Friday, April 25 – Pedodontics with Dr. Aaron Mannella
- The first dental visit – When & How
- Age appropriate child/parent management
- Management and treatment of Nursing/Bottle Caries
- X-ray protocol
- Identification and Treatment of Oral Habits
- Space Maintenance – When & How
- Dental Traumatology
- Dental Treatment for patients with special needs
After completion of this course the student should be more comfortable in proving the needed dental services for their pediatric and special needs patients and have a greater appreciation of the role of the pediatric dentist.
DAY TWO – Saturday, April 26 – Pathology with Dr. Douglas Damm
Acute and chronic oral ulcerations and erosions are the most common symptomatic mucosal pathoses encountered by oral health practitioners. Course format insures easy utilization of the information and encourages questions about students’ previous experience with these pathological conditions. High quality clinicial photographs are used extensively to clarify and explain thoroughly each included disease process.
- Appropriately classify symptomatic oral ulcerations and erosions
- Formulate an accurate differential diagnosis of acute and chronic oral ulcerations and erosions
- Arrive at an accurate, definitive diagnosis of acute and chronic oral ulcerations and erosions
- Understand the long-term outlook for patients affected with a variety of acute and chronic oral ulcerations and erosions
DAY THREE – Sunday, April 27 – Special Needs/Geriatrics with Dr. Evan Spivack
The older patient represents a large and ever-growing segment of our population. These patients are living longer, keeping their teeth and are presenting new challenges and opportunities that dentists and dentistry cannot ignore. This course will provide an overview of aging, looking specifically at the “new old” and discussing issues in patient assessment and treatment planning, including management of the patient with Alzheimer’s disease.
Aaron Mannella, DMD, is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. Dr. Mannella, a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School, is very active within the community and has received many awards and honors, including Headstart’s Volunteer of the Year and New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s Top Dentist Award for 2002 and 2005. Dr. Mannella is an attending doctor at Morristown Memorial Hospital, where he developed the Nursing Bottle Caries Program. He also teaches monthly and performs surgery weekly at the hospital. Dr. Mannella’s practice is located in Randolph, NJ.
Douglass Damm, DMD is a Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in Lexington, KY. He received his undergraduate education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Subsequently, his education was continued at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans where he received his DDS in 1977. After graduation, he began his residency at Emory University School of Dentistry and received his Certificate in Oral Pathology in 1979. Dr. Damm has been a Diplomate in the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology since 1982 and is a Past-President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He has authored over 100 publications in dental journals and is co-author of two popular textbooks, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Color Atlas of Clinical Oral Pathology. Dr. Damm has an active practice in both clinical and histopathologic oral pathology.
Evan Spivack, DDS, FAGD, received his dental degree from the University of Maryland and completed a general residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY. He is the Director of the Special Care Treatment Center at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly UMDNJ). Dr. Spivack is a past president of the NJAGD.
Speaker: Dr. Michael Messana
Michael Messana, DMD, attended Fairleigh Dickinson University’s undergraduate six-year Accelerated Dental Program. After college, he attended FDU’s College of Dental Medicine’s graduate program. Her transferred to the UMDNJ program and received his degree in 1991 and was inducted into the Omega Kappa Upsilon Honors Society. Dr. Messana attended NYU’s postgraduate program in orthodontics, receiving his certificate in 1993. He is a past president of the NJ Dental Association, the Hudson County Dental Society and is a member of the AAO and ADA.
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