SEASON 2018-2019

Capacity: 50 (32 remaining) - CE: 46

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Dear Colleague,  

We are very pleased to present the speaker program for the 2018-2019 season of the Fairfield County Dental Club. This year’s program features five full-day programs—including a very special team event featuring Amy Doneen & Bradley Bale, authors of Beat the Heart Attack Gene, which will be held at the Trumbull Marriott—as well as two evening treatment planning sessions and one bonus evening lecture. The expertise and diversity that is deeply-rooted in this season will truly encompass a multitude of disciplines and bring together topics and concepts that previously we may have never considered. We are looking forward to the educational lectures and the interesting and thoughtful discussions and commentaries.  

We welcome Dr. Brian Schroder to our conference center on October 5th, 2018 for an inspiring lecture pertaining to the incorporation of available resources that can be acquired through continuing education efforts. He will elucidate the role of the general dentist as the quarterback of the interdisciplinary team.  

As mentioned above, we will host Amy Doneen, ARNP and Bradley Bale, MD, founders of the Bale/Doneen Method and co-authors of Beat the Heart Attack Gene, for a full-day team event at the Trumbull Marriott on December 7th, 2018. We anticipate over 300 participants from the local dental and medical communities. They will discuss the oral systemic links between dental and overall health.  

Our next event on February 1st, 2019 presents Dr. Terry Donovan who will offer a dynamic discussion on several controversial topics related to restorative dentistry. He is one of the funniest, most irreverent and knowledgeable speakers on the lecture circuit. Fasten your seat belts for an entertaining day!  

On March 29th, 2019 Dr. Marco Brindis will discuss material selection for implant dentistry and restorative dentistry. Marco heads the prosthetic residency program at LSU and is a brilliant young clinician and photographer. His documentation is both breathtaking and inspiring.  

We will wrap-up our season with Dr. Monish Bhola on May 10th, 2019. Dr. Bhola will review the diagnosis and management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases through various treatment modalities. A former academician and current clinical periodontist, Monish will also share with us his LipStat technique for repositioning the lip, thus avoiding orthognathic surgery whenever possible.  

For our bonus evening lecture, we are excited to welcome back Darrell Cain, CPA on April 17, 2019 for a discussion of both the good and bad financial decisions that dentists make. Darrel is a wizard at explaining and deconstructing the complex financial issues that we all face. Don’t miss this one!  

It is with great pride that we continue to offer a world-class education in our intimate Fairfield conference center where dental professionals can network, socialize, and learn from and with their colleagues from some of the brightest minds and transformational thinkers of our time. 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events! Mark your calendars today—you will not want to miss this year’s program!

Michael Sonick , DMD and the Team of Fairfield County Dental Club

Full Day Lectures and Evening Seminars

Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about dentistry.

Evening Seminar

“Comprehensive Treatment Planning Seminar – Multiple Case Presentation”

September 12, 2018

Brian Schroder, DDS

“Confessions of a Former Single Tooth Dentist”

October 5, 2018

Amy Doneen, ARNP / Bradley Bale, MD

“A Guarantee of Arterial Wellness: The Critical Role of Oral Health”

December 7, 2018

Terry Donovan, DDS

“Practical Pearls for Clinical Use” 

February 1, 2019

Evening Seminar

“Comprehensive Treatment Planning Seminar – Multiple Case Presentation”

February 27, 2019

Marco Brindis, DDS

“Material Selection for The Everyday Implant Dentist: What when and how. Where we are and where we are going”

March 29, 2019

Darrell Cain, CPA

“Financial Decisions the Dentist Must Get Right:” Real-World Answers to Dentistry’s Tough Financial Questions”

April 17, 2019 

Monish Bhola, DDS

“Strategies for Preventing Periodontal and Peri-implant Disease”

May 10, 2019

Special Team Event: 

“A Guarantee of Arterial Wellness: The Critical Role of Oral Health”

This course will elucidate essential elements for establishing and maintaining cardiovascular wellness. The dental profession is positioned to play a profound role in this regard. Oral health staff and providers will learn concurrent health issues and physical traits their patients may have which heighten CV risk. Attendees will be informed about the wisdom of utilizing technology to detect asymptomatic CV disease (CVD). This course will provide education regarding inflammation as the cause of CVD. A special focus will be directed toward oral health as a cause of arterial disease and potential trigger of CV events. The Bale/Doneen Method bridges the gap between medicine and dentistry to promote arterial wellness. Students of this course will be in position to enhance their own CV health as well as their patients. Objectives: 1. Recognize health issues identifiable in a dental practice that are associated with increased CV risk. 2. Analyze the difference in determining CV event risk based on risk factors versus presence of atherosclerosis. 3. Comprehend inflammation as causal of arterial disease. 4. Appraise oral health as a potential driver of arterial inflammation. 5. Synthesize the above components into a method focused on assessing CV risk.

December 7, 2018:

CE: 8 

Venue: Trumbull Marriott

180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT 06611

7:30am-8:30am: Breakfast

8:30am - 3:30pm: Lecture

Capacity: 300 Seats (289 remaining)

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The Fairfield County Dental Club is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 10/1/2016 to 9/30/2020. Provider ID# 216393