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POSTPONED: Updates in Clinical Dentistry - Framingham, MA

Framingham, MA • April 17, 2020 • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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In response to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and in conjunction with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), CDEWorld has made the decision to POSTPONE the Updates in Clinical Dentistry – Framingham, Massachusetts, event previously scheduled for April 17, 2020. 

At this time, our primary focus is the health and well-being of our members and by extension their practice staff and patients, and we appreciate your understanding.  Accordingly, we are issuing everyone that registered a full refund for your registration.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us (888)-596-4605

Program Agenda
Postponed until further notice. 
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Speaker Information
Nasser Barghi, DDS, MA 
Dr. Nasser Barghi is professor and the director of esthetic dentistry in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The UT Health, School Dentistry at San Antonio. He is a graduate dentist from the University of Tehran, a prosthodontist from Temple University with an advanced degree in education from the University of Texas. Dr. Barghi has presented more than 1000 didactic and hands-on clinic courses in over 40 countries.  He has authored and co-authored over 200 articles and abstracts and has completed a great amount of research on bonding new esthetic materials and etched porcelain bonded restorations. Dr. Barghi is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the International Association for Dental Research.  He is past president of the American Equilibration Society.  

Jack Griffin Jr., DDS 
Dr. Jack D. Griffin is one of the most honored and awarded dentists in the country. Dr. Griffin is one of a hand-full of dentists awarded by his peers Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD), accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
He considers it a great honor to have been asked to teach many dentists across the country how to meet their professional goals in various topics including practice management, digital photography, direct bonding techniques, cosmetic veneers, and CAD/CAM dentistry. He has lectured at many prestigious meetings and has been published in leading dental journals. Dr. Griffin graduated dental school from Southern Illinois University, where he received a student dentistry awards and then went on to complete a general dentistry residency at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, with an emphasis in advanced dental care in restorative dentistry, emergency care, implants, oral surgery, and special patient care. Dr. Griffin began his dental practice in Eureka in 1988.
Dr. Griffin is affiliated with many professional organizations including the following: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Society for Dental Esthetics, American Orthodontic Society, International Association for Orthodontics, American Association for Functional Orthodontics, American Association of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Computerized Dentistry, and other professional organizations. He has taken over 2,000 hours of continuing education since graduating dental school and his commitment to keep learning keeps him at the top of his profession.

Melani Kapetanakos, DDS
Dr. Melani Kapetanakos is a board-certified Prosthodontist. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) in 2003 and her Certificate in Prosthodontics at NYUCD in 2007, where she was awarded the Kenneth Adisman Award for outstanding resident.  She continued her education with a Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2015.  In addition to being a key member of the team at ClearChoice Dental Implant Center in Framingham, Dr. Kapetanakos has been a private practice Prosthodontist in New York, as well as the Director of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at Boston Medical Center.  She has been on the faculty of many institutions including NYU, Columbia University, Tufts and Boston University.  She has been published in the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.Dr. Kapetanakos is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Past President of the New York Hellenic Dental Society. Career Highlights: Board Certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, DDS – New York University College of Dentistry, Certificate in Prosthodontics – New York University College of Dentistry, Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists

Cleber Silva, DDS 
Dr. Silva is a graduate of Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery, Cornell University’s GPR program and University of Washington Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology residency program. He practiced General Dentistry for 15 years and has for the last 10 years taught full-time at Columbia University and part-time at the University of Washington. He is a sub-specialist in guided surgery and has designed and manufactured over 1,000 surgical guides. He is currently NIH-funded for research on bone density changes in HIV+ post-menopausal women and is self-funding a research project on the use of titanium meshwire for graft reconstruction of severe mandibular bone defects and concurrent implant placement. Dr. Silva had 2 papers published in 2019; 2 papers accepted for publication in 2020; 3 papers under review and 4 papers in writing. He has lectured nationally and internationally, the last lecture given at the 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting.

Jamie Toop, DDS 
Dr. Jamie Toop graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and is the owner of Rocksprings Dental Group, a practice supported by Pacific Dental Services® in Las Vegas, Nevada. She currently serves as faculty member of the PDS University™ – Institute of Dentistry and as a member of the Pacific Dental Services' National Advisory Board. In her years of practice experience, Dr. Toop has been recognized as a subject matter expert in oral-systemic health. She has had numerous speaking engagements, published articles, and more.

Juan Yepes, DDS, MD
Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH is an associate professor in the department of pediatric dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry and an attending at Riley Children Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Juan F. is a dentist (DDS) and a physician (MD) from Javeriana University at Bogotá, Colombia. In 1999, Juan F. moved to the USA and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004.  In 2006, Juan F. completed a Master in Public Health (MPH), and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) both with emphasis in Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. In 2008, Juan F. completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at University of Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry. Finally, Juan F. completed a residency program and a masters in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012.  
Credit Information
This program will provide attendees with 6 live continuing education credits, plus access to 6 on-demand courses (each worth 2 credits), at no additional charge, for a total of 18 CE credits.

Dental Learning Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Approved PACE Program Provider, FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement (01/01/2017 to 12/31/2022). Provider ID# 209722.
Cancellation Policy
CE are administered on an hourly basis. Late arrivals/early departures will have their CE certificated attenuated accordingly. 

CDEWorld reserves the right to close registration when an enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify, or alter content or speakers for any course if circumstances necessitate such a change. If we find it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be granted. All attempts to contact registrants will be made as soon as possible in the event of a course cancellation. 

In the event of inclement weather (such as a snow emergency) or other extenuating circumstances, CDEWorld may be forced to cancel a course. If a course has been cancelled, we will contact participants by the phone number and/or email address provided. You may call or email our office on the day of the course if you are uncertain of a course’s status.

A full refund will be granted to those cancelling (by telephone or email) 48 or more hours in advance of the event. CDEWorld will not be held responsible for any losses due to travel arrangements made by the registrant.

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When you attend a CDEWorld event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By attending the event, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, or any other purpose by CDEWorld and its affiliates and representatives. You release CDEWorld, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.

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Learning Objectives
After viewing these presentations, attendees should be able to:
  • discuss digital workflows and the impact of technology on diagnostics and clinical outcome
  • describe advances in implant-retained prosthetic
  • review the evidence relating periodontal and systemic health and strategies to optimize overall patient health
  • discuss material advances for direct and indirect restorations and their impact on longevity and esthetics
Target Audiences
This course is intended for dentists. No prerequisites needed to attend. All materials needed provided on-site.

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Miscellaneous Information
Continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and refreshments are included with each registration

NOTICE: Participating in Updates in Clinical Dentistry does not necessarily qualify you to integrate new techniques or procedures into your practice. Dental Learning Systems LLC, expects attendees to rely on their judgement regarding their clinical expertise and recommends further education when necessary before trying to implement any new procedure.