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Dental Tribune Study Club C.E. Symposia at IDEM, Singapore

Fay Goldstep, DMD / Fotinos S. Panagakos, DMD, PhD / George Freedman, DDS / Hans-Dieter John, MSC / Shriju Joshi, B.D.S.

, Release date: Friday, April 16, 2010, Expiration date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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The Dental Tribune Study Club Symposia at IDEM offered an ambitious schedule of continuing education lectures in various dental disciplines.

All lectures led by experts in the field provide an invaluable opportunity to learn from opinion leaders, while earning ADA CERP C.E. Credits.

We have developed a program that is both diverse and engaging, with every lecture offering you the practical guidance you seek to take back to the practice and put to immediate use. 


11:00 - 12:30 - Affordable Soft Tissue Diode Lasers with Dr. George Freedman and Dr. Fay Goldstep
The newest diode lasers cover the widest range of clinical indications. They are easy to use and incorporate in every practice. In fact, they are so easily affordable that they should be installed in every operatory.

1:00 - 2:30 - Adhesives, Composites, Cements & More: Innovative Materials and Microbrush Applicators with Dr. George Freedman
Dental bonding is simplified by 7th and 5th generation adhesive materials and the latest innovations in composite technology have made conservative esthetic procedures very predictable. Etch, bond and desensitize in a single step! The application of these dental materials is crucial to the success of the procedure. As with all other dental armamentarium, making the right clinical choice can make the difference between clinical success and failure and increases practice efficiency, effectiveness and income. Indirect procedures are simplified by newer, easier to use, impression materials as well as one-step resin cements. One-step post cementation and core build-up techniques and materials are the norm.
The goal is to familiarize the practitioner with the latest developments in dental materials, techniques and equipment.

3:00 - 4:30 - A minimally invasive approach to predictable direct cosmetic restorations with Dr. Shriju Joshi
The demand for cosmetic dentistry has seen a continuous growth, fuelled by media hype on smile aesthetics and the desire to attain the perfect smile. With the recent emphasis on preservation of tooth structure, cosmetic dentistry is moving from a more invasive towards a minimally invasive approach to attain long-term oral health while fulfilling the aesthetic expectations of the patient.

The development of newer biocompatible direct aesthetic restorative materials and techniques has enabled clinicians to provide durable restorations for an immediate and convincing aesthetic result in a short period of time, while adopting a more conservative treatment protocol.

This lecture will briefly highlight the paradigm shift in cosmetic dentistry, with a focus on the application of reliable biocompatible aesthetic restorative materials combined with a predictable finishing protocol to ensure long-term clinical success of direct cosmetic restorations.


11:00 - 12:30 - Tooth Wear and New Technology to Manage Dentin Hypersensitivity with Dr. Fotinos Panagakos
Dentinal hypersensitivity is a common and growing problem. It is an acute condition that is most typically associated with exposure of the root surface through recession of the gum line. The etiology is complex and usually multi-factorial in nature. Gingival recession, tooth wear and erosion are dominant determinants. Clinically, diagnosis of the condition is often performed by exclusion of other potential sources of dental pain. It is generally accepted that the hydrodynamic theory best explains the mechanism of pain transmission. Pain associated with tooth sensitivity is generally transient in nature, occurring instantaneously after stimulus and diminishing rapidly thereafter. There are two primary approaches to treating sensitive teeth. One is to interfere with nerve transmission and the other is to physically block the tubules to prevent fluid movement. In this presentation, an overview of dentinal hypersensitivity will be provided. The various treatment options for managing dentinal hypersensitivity will be reviewed and a new in-office dentinal hypersensitivity treatment with clinically documented efficacy, Pro Argin, containing arginine and calcium, will be introduced.

1:00 - 2:30 - Lasers, Restoratives and the Dental Medical Connection – Part I with Dr. George Freedman and Dr. Fay Goldstep

3:00 - 4:30 - Exploring New Frontiers in Indirect Aesthetic Restoration withDr. Shriju Joshi
Cosmetic dentistry has seen continuous growth in recent years2, fuelled by increasing media hype and the desire to attain the "perfect smile".  Due to the recent change in treatment philosophy, a minimally invasive approach is being adopted in cosmetic dentistry, with an aim to preserve maximum natural tooth structure while still achieving the desired aesthetic result in the best interest of the patient.

Advances in dental material technology and the development of novel aesthetic restorative materials have truly brought dentistry to the 21st century. Biocompatible aesthetic indirect restorative systems such as Ceramage, a zirconium silicate filled indirect composite, has provided the clinician with a wide array of restorative options ranging from conventional crowns and bridges to minimally invasive  onlays, inlays, veneers, etc.

This comprehensive presentation will explore the novel application possibilities of a versatile aesthetic  indirect composite system with a focus on its application in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.


11:00 – 12:30 - Lasers, Restoratives and the Dental Medical Connection  Part II with Dr. George Freedman and Dr. Fay Goldstep

1:00 – 2:30 - Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Association with Periodontitis and Periimplantitis with Dr. Hans-Dieter John
This lecture will introduce new technologies to detect and reduce risk factors: From aMMP8 diagnostic, to biofilm reduction for Implants and anti-inflammatory therapy.

Recent meta analysis reported an association between Periodontal disease (PD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) and show a significant higher risk of 1.14 to 2.22 of developing (CHD). The new chair-side of detection of matrix metalloproteinase MMP8 allows clinicians to monitor periodontal disease status in a site-specific manner and increase the patient compliance to treatment option and relevance to general health and CHD.

The consensus Report of the sixth European Workshop on Periodontology showed that Periimplantitis occurs in 28%-56% of subjects and becomes a major problem to implant dentistry in the future. Current evidence indicates that most of destruction of the periodontium is host mediated, driven by bacterial challenge.

Zirconium nitride hard coating technology for dental implants showed a high significant positive effect on biofilm reduction and fibroblast adhesion and surface mechanical resistance.


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Fay Goldstep, DMD


Dr. Fay Goldstep has been a featured speaker in the ADA Seminar Series, and has lectured at the ADA, Yankee, AACD, AGD, and the Big Apple dental conferences.  She has lectured nationally and internationally on CONSERVE-ative Dentistry, Innovations in Hygiene, Dentist Health Issues, Magnification and Office Design.

Dr. Goldstep has served on the teaching faculties of the Post-graduate Programs in Esthetic Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo, Universities of Florida (Gainesville), Minnesota (Minneapolis) and UMKC (Kansas City). 

Dr. Goldstep sits on the Editorial Board of Oral Health Magazine (Healing/Preventive Dentistry) and Dental Tribune US Edition.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics and the Academy of Dentistry International.

Dr. Goldstep has been a contributing author to 3 textbooks and has published more than 20 articles.  She has been listed as one of the leaders in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today since 2002.  Dr. Goldstep is a consultant to a number of dental companies and maintains a private practice in Toronto, Canada.

Fotinos S. Panagakos, DMD, PhD


Dr. Panagakos served for 14 years as a faculty member at NJDS, where he also served in a number of administrative positions. Dr. Panagakos was active in the dental teaching programs and had an active research program.  

In June, 2005, Dr. Panagakos joined the Colgate Palmolive Oral Care Clinical Research Department as an Associate Director. His responsibilities included clinical research and development support for the North American Oral Care division and Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. In January, 2006, Dr. Panagakos was promoted to Director of Professional Relations and Scientific Affairs – North America. In that role, Dr. Panagakos served as the primary liaison between Colgate and professional and academic communities in the US, coordinated all professional education programs, and served as the scientific affairs liaison to the professional community. Since April 2009, Dr. Panagakos is the Director of Clinical Research Relations and Strategy within the Research and Development division of Colgate-Palmolive Co. His responsibilities include oversight of clinical studies, scientific communication strategy, and liaison with dental professional organizations.

George Freedman, DDS


Dr. George Freedman is a founder and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry. His most recent textbook, “Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry” is published by Elsevier and he is Visiting Professor, Universita di Flirenze, Florence Italy.

He is a past director of CE programs in Esthetic Dentistry at the Universities of California at San Francisco, Florida, SUNY Buffalo, UMKC, Minnesota, Baylor College and Case Western Reserve, Tufts, Eastman Dental Center (Rochester and London), Catholic University in Seoul, South Korea and was the founding Associate Director of the Esthetic Dentistry Education Center at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Freedman is the author or co-author of 12 textbooks, more than 700 dental articles, and numerous webinars, CDs, videos and audios and is a Team Member of REALITY.  He has been listed as one of the leaders in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today every year since 1997.  Dr Freedman is the Materials Editor for Dentistry Today, Editor in Chief for Dental Tribune, and is on the Editorial Board of Oral Health and Dental Asia.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, he lectures internationally on dental esthetics, adhesion, desensitization, composites, impression materials and porcelain veneers and has been a featured / keynote speaker at many major national and international dental conferences.  Dr. Freedman maintains a private practice limited to Esthetic Dentistry in Toronto, Canada. 

Hans-Dieter John, MSC


Professional education:

  • 1978 - 1984
    Dental Studies at Albert Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg Germany
    Doctoral Thesis: 'Corrosion Effect of Leakage on Pin Retained Restorations'
  • November 1984
    Conferred with doctorate title: Dr. med. dent. an der Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
  • Aug 85 - Jan 91
    Head of Dental  Department (rank of Major) at Bremgarten Air Base near Freiburg and private dental practice with emphasis on Perio and Implant prosthetics. 

Postgraduate education:

  • Aug 84 - July 85
    Maxillo- facial education at Central Military Hospital  Hamburg.
  • July 91- July 93
    Postgraduate education in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry (Dr. O 'Leary and Dr. Hancock).
    Master Thesis: 'Growth Factors affecting Guided Bone Regeneration'.

Additional Examinations:

  • June 1993
    Certificate in Periodontics, Indiana University School of Dentistry.
  • July 1993
    Master's Degree,  Indiana University School of Dentistry.
  • May 1995
    Board Certification  as "Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology"
  • July 1999
    'Spezialist der DGP' (German Perio Society)
  • Nov. 1999
    Fellow  of the Academy of Osseointegration

Current Position:

Specialised private practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Düsseldorf, Germany.  

Since Jan. 1999 Representative for Germany at the EFP (European Federation of Periodontics) evaluating / vetting Postgraduate Programmes in Periodontics within the EFP area.

Membership in Professional Organisations

  • Since 1989 AAP American Academy of Periodontology
  • Since 1990  AO Academy of Osseointegration (Active Member and Advisory Council on International Affairs)
  • Since 1989 DGP Deutsche Gesellschaft für Parodontologie
  • Since 1988 DGZMK Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahn - Mund - and Kieferheilkunde
  • Since 1992 DGÄZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Zahnheilkunde
  • Since 1999 AO Fellowship


My current emphasis is both on esthetic Implant Dentistry, particularly after significant bone loss due to Periodontal Disease, as well as improving facial (labial) contours with intra -oral soft tissue augmentation in conjunction with e.g. face lifts etc.

Additionally –as part of the plastic surgery makeover- restoring the contours of the smile line with plastic periodontal surgery and restoring teeth with ceramic veneers.

Shriju Joshi, B.D.S.

Dr. Shriju Joshigraduated with a Bachelor of Dental Sciences degree in 2001 from the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal, India following which she gained clinical experience at the National Dental Hospital and a private dental practice in Kathmandu. She is a life member of the Nepal Dental Association. Dr. Joshi is the Product Manager for Shofu Inc., Singapore. Prior to joining Shofu, she did research work for a year at the Tissue Modulation Laboratory, National University of Singapore, and helped with the project that investigatedthe development of novel assays to quantitate collagen in cell culture media and extracts.*em7*E*em7*-Symposia-at-JDIQ-Montreal*em22*-Canada-5-855/small.jpg

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