Dr. Michelle E. Haddad Memorial Seminar
26th Annual Dental Seminar
Friday, March 18, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (virtual)
Dr. James M. Rozanski
Dental Residency Program
Program hosted by:
Office of University Events and Conference Programs
Program Sponsored by:
Henry Schein Dental
Henry Schein Dental
Biogenic Dental Laboratories
Biogenic Dental Laboratories
MLMIC Insurance Company
Continuing Education Credit
Henry Schein sponsors the program and is an ADA CERP Accepted National Program Provider of MAGD/FAGD credit. Attendees will receive 5.0 hours of Continuing Education Lecture Credit for attending the entire presentation.
Dr. Michelle E. Haddad
(October 15, 1959 - June 10, 1996)
Dr. Michelle E. Haddad was born to Dr. Louis and Gloria Haddad. While attending Utica University, Dr. Haddad spent hours observing patient care at the Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) (formerly St. Luke’s-Memorial Hospital) Dental Health Center. After graduating from Utica University in 1981, Dr. Haddad began her formal dental education at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Prior to obtaining her dental degree in 1985, Dr. Haddad served a summer internship at the hospital’s General Practice Residency Program and subsequently became a dental resident upon being awarded her doctorate in 1985. Following completion of her one-year post-doctoral training program in 1986, Dr. Haddad entered private practice with her father. Dr. Haddad remained involved with the residency program as a volunteer attending and served as chairperson of the Hospital Dental Section.
Updated fees listed below.
- Dentists: $100
- Former Residents and Attendings: $75
- Auxiliary Staff: $50
The registration fee helps fund the following:
- Dr. Michelle E. Haddad Scholarship Fund (at Utica University)
- Dental Hygiene Scholarship Fund
- Dental Residency Program
- Dr. Thomas Hebert Memorial Scholarship
Call 315-792-3344 for information about the program or the cancellation and refund policy. Requests for refunds must be made on or before March 11, 2022. We reserve the right to cancel this program at any time.
Speakers and Seminar Topics
Dr. Dana Bergenfeld
Dana M. Bergenfeld grew up in Westchester County before she ventured off to study Botany at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. After graduation, she pursued her DDS at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine on Long Island. During her time there, she focused on both incorporating diversity and student support into the curriculum and culture at the school. She enjoyed the material and faculty of each dental specialty at Stony Brook and decided to apply to the GPR program at St. Luke’s Hospital, in order to treat patients of all ages and needs. Dr. Bergenfeld is proud to be a member of the MVHS team; she enjoys honing her hospital dentistry skills, while serving the local population. She is focused on shaping her career toward the direction of public health. In her spare time, Dr. Bergenfeld enjoys dancing, live theater, and visiting aquariums/zoos. She loves nature; her house is decorated with plants and a new addition of a freshwater fish tank.
A Mouthful of Muscles
Dentists play a key role in the health of patients’ head and neck regions. Cancer screenings are the most typical head and neck exams that are performed in the dental field. Additionally, dentists have the opportunity to observe patients’ facial expressions and tongue movements during visits and ask about functions such as mastication. Patients who experience difficulty displaying normal movements or functions give the dentist the ability to identify possible muscle or nerve issues. Head and neck muscles and nerves also play a significant role in dental principles and procedures that allow patients to communicate, masticate, and even play musical instruments.
Learning objectives :
- Incorporate exercises for muscles of the head and neck during routine dental visits
- Be aware of disorders that manifest through head and neck muscle/nerve abnormalities
- Understand significance of head and neck muscles and nerves in patients’ lives, as well as in dentistry and society
Dr. Alexander C. Karkazis
Alex Karkazis is from Deerfield, IL a suburb fifteen miles north of Chicago. He made Marquette University his home for eight years where he earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences in 2017 and his DDS in 2021. While at Marquette University School of Dentistry, he was involved with Dr. Tayebi’s research group where he developed an interest in soft-tissue engineering. He presented his research at the International Association of Dental Research Conference in Vancouver, CA in 2019. Upon completion of the Faxton St. Luke’s General Practice Residency Program, Alex will join his father’s general dentistry practice in Evanston, IL.
Vital Pulp Therapy: Management of Deep Caries
Vital Pulp Therapy (VPT) is the conservative treatment of deep carious lesions with and without pulp exposures. I will specifically focus on pulp therapies such as indirect pulp caps, direct pulp caps, and pulpotomies. We will navigate through pulpal biology, cariology, indications for VPT, histological consequences of VPT, and overall success of VPT. Understanding conservative pulp therapies is critical for a profession that emphasizes saving teeth. Vital Pulp Therapy (VPT) is an ever-changing area of restorative dentistry and endodontics that provides both conservative treatment and clinical success.
After this presentation attendees will be able to understand:
- Biology of the pulp
- Indications and contraindications of VPT
- Biological consequences of VPT
- Clinical outcomes of VPT
Dr. Luis A. Martinez Ortiz
Dr. Luis A. Martinez has a commitment and appreciation for diversity, volunteering and leadership. In 2016, Mr. Martinez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus where he earned a BA in Natural Sciences. While an undergraduate, he served as president and founder of an association for students interested in dentistry. Also, he was a volunteer in events for the community, planning and helping elders, children and the homeless. After graduation, he completed a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. Luis has demonstrated determination for working and caring for the underserved. As a dental student, he has volunteered at several clinics for underserved populations. He volunteered at dental missions in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala, which provides health services for uninsured patients. He was the representative student of the class in the community section of the school, president of his dental class since 2019, a representative of periodontics, a vice president of a student association, and a member of the Student Council. Mr. Martinez participated in research and completed an Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program. He enjoys participating in orientations for college students who desire to pursue a career in dental medicine. Luis plans to continue his role as a health educator and complete a residency in Periodontics, as well as his clinical research, to better understand and face periodontics conditions in the future.
E-Cigarettes constitute a challenge for Public Health. E-cigarette use has increased in recent years, especially among youth and young adults. E-cigarette aerosol contains substances that are harmful to the body health, including oral health. This presentation should assist in understanding the dental health risks and characteristics of users and provide the best resources to help patients quit smoking.
After this presentation, the attendee will complete the following objectives:
a. Define E-Cigarettes
b. Compare E-Cigarettes and conventional Cigarettes
c. Describe the ingredients of E-Cigarettes
d. Identify E-Cigarettes as a public health problem
e. Describe the systemic health risks of using E-Cigarettes
f. Describe Dental health risks of using E-Cigarettes: Periodontal Disease
g. Identify oral cavity characteristics in smokers
h. Identify key organizations and events that help to stop smoking
i. Identify tools to educate patients about stopping cigarette use
Dr. Alexander J. McGuiness
Dr. Alexander J. McGuiness was born in Queens N.Y. and grew up on Long Island N.Y. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University in 2017 and his D.D.S. from Stony Brook’s School of Dental Medicine in 2021. Within the dental field, his interests include dentoalveolar surgery and endodontics. Other hobbies of Dr. McGuiness’s include playing and recording jazz, rock, and funk music, exploratory biking, and “speedsolving” the Rubiks’s cube.
Light Curing Within Dentistry
Light curing has been a fundamental aspect of dentistry since the first light curable composite resins were introduced in 1969 (Strassler 2011). Despite years of research, light curing has several flaws, and inadequate curing is one of the leading causes of restoration failure (Jadhav et al.). Many dentists and their staff take their curing lights for granted and fail to take simple steps to ensure adequate curing, such as periodically checking irradiance of their lights and replacing lights that do not meet base requirements. Most ‘curing lights in dentists offices’ rely on a simple on-off sequence, while research shows that more complicated “slow-start” sequences can reduce restoration shrinkage and increase restoration lifetime. Light cure and dual cure systems are also involved in indirect restorations ranging from veneers to full coverage restorations, demonstrating just how pervasive this technology has become within the dental field.
After attending this presentation, a dental practitioner will be able to:
- Understand a general history of light curing within the dental field
- List the four types of Light Curing Units (LCUs)
- Explain how light can cure a substance molecularly
- Appreciate how improper curing can cause restoration failure
- Optimize their technique to ensure adequate curing and reduce restoration failure within their office
- Identify a curing light that is programmed to minimize polymerization shrinkage
Dr. Benjamin Samardak
Dr. Benjamin Samardak was born in Buffalo, NY and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2016 from Clarkson University. Following this, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2021. He is interested in many aspects and applications of general dentistry. In his spare time Dr. Samardak enjoys archery, hiking, and the outdoors.
Bone Grafting in Dentistry
This presentation will be focused on bone grafting applications and materials. We will begin with a brief review of the history of oral bone grafting. Currently there is a wide variety of bioactive materials and grafting procedures at our disposal. There will also be an overview of the different types of grafts and the surgical techniques used to place them. With constantly changing and improving technology, it is important to be aware of which approach will be best for each individual patient. Lastly, we will explore the implications of 3D printed scaffolding and other possible future grafting directions.
- Review History of Bone Grafting
- Recognize Advantages and Disadvantages of Grafting Materials
- Understand Different Types of Grafting
- Implications of 3D Printed Scaffolds
- Future Directions for Grafting Research/Alternatives
- Dana Bergenfeld, D.D.S. - "A Mouthful of Muscles"
- Alexander C. Karkazis, D.D.S. - "Vital Pulp Therapy: Management of Deep Caries"
- Luis A. Martinez Ortiz, D.M.D. - "Electronic Cigarettes: A New Trending Habit, a Health Challenge"
- Alexander J. McGuiness, D.D.S. - "Light Curing Within Dentistry"
- Benjamin Samardak, D.D.S. - "Bone Grafting in Dentistry"
- In Memory of Dr. Thomas Hebert
- Biogenic Dental Corporation Sponsorship
- Oral Dynamics Sponsorship
- Utica Dental Sponsorship
- Dental Residency Program Past & Present Attendings
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