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 Continuing Education Course

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in partnership with Columbia University CDM present:

 Spanish American Medical and Dental Society of New York: Annual Congress

(presented in English)

- Dental Registration -

(See detailed agenda below)

Date / Time 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

8 am - 5 pm - includes lunch

Registration opens at 7:45 am

Continuing Dental Education: Credits - 6
-  for full course attendance

Off-site Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Lee/George Washington Bridge, 2117 Rte. 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ 07024


Registration Type  Early*      General  
Non-Member dentists    $200  $250
Columbia CDM Alumni, Faculty and staff; Dental Hygienists; and Allied Healthcare Professionals   $125  $175
Fellows, Residents & Students    $50  $100
Industry Professionals**  n/a  $450

**Industry professionals may attend CME activities for their own education. Marketing, sales, and promotion of products and services is strictly prohibited at MSK CME activities.

Dental CE Inquiries:

For assistance registering over the phone: 212/305-7124

Course brochure:

Course website:

Co-Course Directors:
Camilo Achury, DDS - Member, Spanish American Medical Dental
Society of New York, Inc. (SAMDESNY)

Michael Perrino, DDS, MD - Asst. Professor, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM)

This Congress will have concurrent sessions focusing on current medical and dental topics of interest to the practicing clinician. The program will conclude with a combined presentation focusing on the Opioid Epidemic.

Dental Component - Update on current concepts in dental practice including: Medical Emergencies; Early Detection of Common Malignancies; Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw; Comprehensive approach to Oral Rehabilitation; and Management of Implant Complications.


8 AM - 9 AM - Registration open, continental breakfast available

9 AM - Welcome, Introduction to Dental Session

9:05 AM - Michael A. Perrino, DDS, MD - Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

Asst. Professor, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Columbia University CDM & NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Participants will learn to recognize emergencies that occur in the dental office. Participants will also learn to identify the signs of serious medical emergencies and patient risk factors that have the potential for serious complications during routine dental care. This course will review the most common emergencies experienced in the dental office along with its corresponding basic pathophysiology.  A limited review of treatments along with management options available to the general dental practitioner will be incorporated into the presented scenarios.

10:05 AM - Michael A. Perrino, DDS, MD - Early Detection of Common Oral Emergencies

This course will include a general review of oral malignancies including squamous cell carcinoma, salivary carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma as well as more rare diagnoses that may present in the oral cavity.  Risk factors and relevant patient history will be reviewed.  Clinical and radiographic signs of malignancies will be presented along with indications for further or more detailed investigation. Standard treatments will be reviewed along with indications for referrals to specialists.

11:05 AM - Coffee break

11:15 AM - Dr. Cherry Estillo - Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

12:15 PM - Dr. Frank Valdinoto - Esthetic & Functional Oral Rehabilitation of Complex Cases

Asst. Clinical Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Columbia University CDM

Patients requiring full mouth rehabilitation, require a multi-disciplinary approach that is usually coordinated by the restorative dentist. This lecture will focus on the restorative dentist point of view on guiding complex cases in a comprehensive approach to obtain an esthetic and functional result.

Cases of medically compromised patients in need of full mouth rehabilitation will be shown, discussing the guidelines to re-establish the landmarks lost and ensuring case control throughout the treatment.

Objectives - Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Understanding the restorative needs of patients requiring full mouth rehabilitation
  • Discuss the multi-disciplinary approach on oral rehabilitation
  • Review sample of cases requiring full mouth rehabilitation

1:15 PM - Lunch break

2:15 PM - Philip Y. Kang, DDS - Treatment of Implantitis and Other Implant Complications

Asst. Professor of Dental Medicine at CUMC and Director of Postgraduate Periodontics Section of Oral, Diagnostic, and Rehabilitation Sciences, Columbia University CDM

Success and predictability of dental implants have been well documented in the literature.  However, complications of varying degree do occur in different phases.  Intra-operative complications include injuries to surrounding structures such as nerves, blood vessels, sinus, and teeth.  Successfully integrated implants can also develop infections with subsequent loss of alveolar bone.  Prosthesis constructed on dental implants may also develop complications, which may lead to loss of function and/or esthetic impairment. Following comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning, appropriate treatment modalities can be utilized to manage complications surrounding dental implants.

Objectives - Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Diagnose various kinds of implant complications
  • Recognize proper timing of intervention
  • Select appropriate treatment modalities to manage complications

3:15 PM - Coffee break

3:45 PM - Dr. Natalie Moryl and Dr. Bernard Fialkoff - Combined Component: Opiod Epidemic speakers  The Opioid Epidemic: Prescription, Prevention and Social Crisis

Bernard Fialkoff, DDS - Community and Social Crisis 

Periodontal and Dental Implant Surgeon, Bayside, New York; International Drug Lecturer

This course will review the current heroin epidemic and synthetic drug crisis in New York State and New York City. A discussion of the social, criminal, economic, health and familial consequences with actual government statistics will be presented. Drug education and prevention were highlighted as the ultimate approach by the White House and United Nations 2016 Global Drug Conference.

How the health professional can satisfy this vital need will be discussed.

4:55 PM - Course concludes


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If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when email notification is received by the CDM Continuing Education Office at least 7 days prior to the first day of the course - by Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. CDM CE reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event we must cancel or postpone this course, we will refund the registration fee in full, but are not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees incurred by airline/travel/lodging agencies. At any time, you may substitute another registrant in your place after contacting CDM CE with the relevant information.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider 11/1/13 through 12/31/17.  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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

Participants: Continuing Education credits awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her licensing board(s) and to report credits to the appropriate authority. 


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