Summary of Past Courses

This is a list of continuing education courses that have historically been offered by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. These courses may or may not be available in the future. Course details (subject, instructors, tuition, etc.) are subject to change.

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PAST COURSE OFFERINGS
FALL 2010 1 day 3D & Me: Cone Beam Technology in Oral Diagnosis
ANNUAL 2 days Columbia University & ICOI Dental Implant Symposium
ANNUAL series Comprehensive Implantology Continuum: From Diagnosis to Hands-on Treatment
ANNUAL 1/2 day CPR Re-Certification
FALL 2010 1 day Enhance Your Practice: The Future is Now!
ANNUAL series The Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry: An Advanced Continuum
SPRING 2011 1 day Esthetic Management & Restoration of Maxillary Anterior Implants
BIANNUAL 1/2 day Ethics & Jurisprudence for the Dental Practitioner
ANNUAL 5 days International Dental Implant Course
ANNUAL 1 day Patricia McLean Dental Hygiene Symposium
SPRING 2012 1/2 day Pediatric Oral Pathology
FALL 2011 1/2 day Powerful Endodontics Done Simply for the General Practitioner
ANNUAL 1/2 day Practical Infection Control for the Dental Office
SPRING 2011 1 day Snoring & Sleep Apnea: A Comprehensive Review
FALL 2011   Social Media & Your Dental Practice: Strategies for Effective Online Marketing
SPRING 2011 1 day

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS) & Laser Instrumentation in Orthodontic Therapy: A Hands-On Live Patient Course

ANNUAL 1/2 day Tobacco Cessation Intervention and the Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products

 

FALL 2012
SEP 21

LASERS IN DENTISTRY

Dr. Shantanu Lal, Dr. Eric Linden & Dr. Nicholas Vero.

   
OCT

3

ESTHETIC DENTISTRY STUDY CLUB

with Dr. Michelle Mirsky: "Tooth Size Discrepancies and the Use of Invisalign to Design a Porcelain Veneer"

  3

IMPLANT STUDY CLUB

with James B. Fine: "The Clinical Management of the Implant Patient Taking Bisphosphonates" 

6-8pm  $125  2 CE hours

 

20-21

COMPREHENSIVE IMPLANTOLOGY CONTINUUM, PART I: FROM DIAGNOSIS TO HANDS-ON TREATMENT(WEEKENDS)  

Course Directors: Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Dr. James Fine and Dr. Stephen Chu

Meets Oct 20-21, Nov 17-18, Jan 19-20, Feb 16-17, Mar 23-24, Apr 20-21

Includes optional attendance to the CU/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium - Dec. 7-8, 2012

Note: if you missed the Oct. weekend - you can still attend Nov. 13-14 sessions and then revert back to the weekend schedule through April.

 

  24

CONE BEAM CT: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF IMAGING AND INTERPRETATION

Dr. Samuel J. Zeichner.

9am-4pm  $295   6 CE hours


NOV    
9

TOBACCO CESSATION INTERVENTION & THE ORAL EFFECTS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Dr. Lynn M. Tepper & Dr. David A. Koslovsky.

9am-12pm  $145  3 CE hours

13-18

COMPREHENSIVE IMPLANTOLOGY CONTINUUM, PART I: FROM DIAGNOSIS TO HANDS-ON TREATMENT (TWO WEEKS)  

Course Directors: Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Dr. James Fine and Dr. Stephen Chu

Meets for two weeks: Tues.-Sunday, Nov 13-18, 2012 and Feb 12-17, 2013.

Includes optional attendance to the CU/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium, Dec. 7-8, 2012

 


DEC 4-5

INTERNATIONAL IMPLANTOLOGY WEEK

Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Dr. Stephen Chu, Dr. Arnold Weisgold and Dr. Christos Angelopoulos

Includes registration for the 3rd Annual CU/ICOI Symposium on Dec. 7-8, 2012

Note: For those unable to participate on Friday and Saturday, you have option to attend Tues.-Wed. sessions only.

  7-8

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ICOI DENTAL IMPLANT SYMPOSIUM: Transformational Concepts in Implantology

Scientific Chairman Dr. Dennis Tarnow and leading dental implant experts.

Register directly with ICOI - www.icoi.org.  10 CE hours

 

12

ESTHETIC DENTISTRY STUDY CLUB
Dr. Michelle S. Mirsky. When to Reinvigorate An Aging Smile
  12

IMPLANT STUDY CLUB

Optimizing Peri-implant Soft Tissue Profile: Provisional Restoration and Customized Impression Technique

Guest speaker: Dr. Philip Y. Kang, Associate Director, Postgraduate Periodontics, & Assistant Clinical Professor,

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

6-8 pm  $125  2 CE hours

SPRING 2013  
JAN

16

IMPLANT STUDY CLUB

Dr. James B. Fine. The Future of Ceramic Dental Implants (Zirconia Implants)

 

19-20

ESSENTIALS OF ESTHETIC DENTISTRY  

Dr. Dennis Tarnow (Sat) - Esthetic Mgmt. of Single & Multiple Anterior Implants

Dr. Daniel Royzman (Sun morning) - Perio Plastic Surgery

Sign up for entire series or individual sessions - discounts apply for 3 sessions or more.

 

FEB 8 PRACTICAL INFECTION CONTROL FOR THE DENTAL OFFICE
Dr. Ronnie Myers - Morning Session
  8 CPR RECERTIFICATION

Michael Caffrey - Afternoon Session

 

16-17

ESSENTIALS OF ESTHETIC DENTISTRY 

Dr. Mark Pitel - The Art & Science of Direct Anterior & Posterior Restorations

State-of-the-art techniques for the placement of anterior and posterior direct composite restorations will be covered in great detail. An in-depth discussion of the philosophy and methods used for accurately selecting shades for your direct and indirect restorations. In this course, state-of-the-art techniques for the placement of anterior and posterior direct composite restorations will be covered in great detail. We'll cover concepts and materials for quickly and effectively placing posterior direct restorations without open contacts or post operative sensitivity. Harness your creative skills and learn how to use simple direct techniques to dazzle your patients utilizing the powers engineered into today’s restorative materials. 

 

MAR

2

ANNUAL PATRICIA MCLEAN DENTAL HYGIENE SYMPOSIUM

The Dental Hygienist - A Valuable Partner

with Christine Hovliaras, RDH, MBA, CDE, Tim Breiding and Colleen Rutledge, RDH

No matter how long you’ve been a dental hygiene professional, it is important to reassess who you are and the expertise you provide to your patients. Helpful tips on knowing your practice, making you a top performing professional, and showing the importance and value of the dental hygiene department. Practical applications for locally-applied antimicrobials will be discussed as well as risk management and treatment-planning.  Meets 9am-3pm.

13

IMPLANT STUDY CLUB

Dr. James B. Fine. Meets 6-8pm

Guest speaker: Philip Y. Kang, DDS - Treatment of Peri-implantitis

23-24

ESSENTIALS OF ESTHETIC DENTISTRY

Dr. Michael Apa (Sat) - Current Concepts in Comprehensive Aesthetic Dentistry

Adrian Jurim, MDT (Sun morning) - Porcelain Laminate Veneers - How to Achieve 100% Success with Complex Esthetic Cases

 

April

10

ESTHETIC DENTISTRY STUDY CLUB

Dr. Michelle S. Mirsky. Meets 6-8pm.

How to improve your results. What are the pitfalls of treatment planning in esthetic dentistry. What goes right and what can go wrong? Esthetics is not just making the anterior teeth more pleasing. We have to look at the occlusion and other restorations in the patients' mouth.

  20-21 ESSENTIALS OF ESTHETIC DENTISTRY

Dr. Stephen Chu (Sat) - Advanced Implant Esthetics; Differential diagnosis of short teeth; biometric crown lengthening

Adam Mieleszko, CDT (Sun) - Color Theory & Shade Management

Also meets May 18-19. Attend individual sessions or both weekends. 

 

MAY 10

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 

Dr. Shantanu Lal - Emerging Technology and Products in Pediatric Dentistry - 2013

Dr. Tamar Schiller - Unleash the Power of Social Media for Your Peds Practice

Advances in dental materials and tech gadgets are here! See how the top 10 innovations can help you provide better care for your child patient. Examples include video eyewear, intra-oral cameras, creative habit breaking appliances, handheld diode lasers, and more...Learn about integrating technologies into private practice from Moderator Dr. Steven Chussid, Chairman, Section of Growth & Development and our panel of faculty experts.

This symposium is presented in partnership with the New York State Dental Foundation and the New York State Association of Pediatric Dentists. click here for flyer


 

18-19

ESSENTIALS OF ESTHETIC DENTISTRY 

Dr. Peter Gardell - Digital Dentistry and Its Increasing Role in Quality Patient Care

CAD/CAM and Cerec

Sat. 9am-5pm - Lecture  Presbyterian Hospital, 17th Floor

Sun. 9am-Noon - Exciting hands-on opportunity will include the steps involved in the fabrication of a CAD/CAM restoration from image, design, mill to finish restorations.

  15

IMPLANT STUDY CLUB

Dr. James B. Fine. Meets 6-8pm

Guest speaker: Dr. Frank Valdinoto - Troubleshooting Prosthetically Challenging Implant Restorations

JUN 7 THE ART & SCIENCE OF CAMBRA: A Team Approach Using Chemical Treatments and Minimally Invasive Dentistry 

Dr. Douglas Young travels from California to discuss Caries and the important role of the dental hygiene team. This course is of specific interest to all members of the dental team. Leave with the practical tools needed to treat and prevent caries using a caries risk assessment and intervention protocols based on individual patient risk. Gain a better understanding of the disease process as well as the science behind products and behaviors that arrest, reverse and prevent future disease.

This course is generously co-sponsored by Delta Dental and GC America. 

 

FALL 2013
Oct. 2

IMPLANT STUDY CLUBImplant Staging

Dr. James B. Fine with Guest Speaker, Dr. George Shelby White.

Held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm every 4-6 weeks, this study club is designed for the practitioner who is actively practicing implant dentistry. Incorporating case reviews and the most current information in implant dentistry in an intimate and interactive setting, you will learn valuable information to bring your implant placement and restoration to the next level. You are encouraged to bring cases for group discussion.

Oct. 5-6

IMPLANTOLOGY CONTINUUM, Part I 

Option I, Weekends (12 days/six weekends; 9am-5pm - plus 1½ days for Symposium attendance): 

2013- Oct. 5-6; Nov. 16-17; 2014- Jan. 11-12; Feb. 22-23, March 22-23, April 26-27

Didactic and Hands-On Model-Based Training

This continuum, with Course Directors Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Dr. James Fine, is designed to enable general practitioners and specialists to integrate basic implantology into private practice. Training in patient evaluation, surgical placement, and implant prosthetics will be provided along with hands-on model-based training with major implant systems. You will learn step-by-step techniques to allow for a safe and predictable implant placement.

Continuum fee includes optional but recommended attendance to the 4th Annual Dental Implant Symposium: New Dimensions in Implantology Fri. and Sat., Dec. 13-14, 2013. You will be registered by CDM.

 

18- 

TOBACCO CESSATION INTERVENTION AND THE ORAL EFFECTS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Dr. Lynn Tepper discusses interventional strategies and shares the skills necessary to help your patients become tobacco free. Dr. David Koslovsky reviews the physiological effects of tobacco and tobacco products. Different treatment modalities and new reconstruction techniques will be explained. This course will satisfy the CE requirement mandated by the NY State Board of Dentistry.  

Nov. 12-17

IMPLANTOLOGY CONTINUUM, Part I
Option II, Weeklong (12 days/two weeks; 9am-5pm - plus 1½ days for Symposium attendance): 

Nov. 12-17, 2013 and Feb. 18-23, 2014

Part I: Didactic and Hands-On Model-Based Training
This continuum, with Course Directors Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Dr. Stephen Chu and Dr. James Fine, is designed to enable general practitioners and specialists to integrate basic implantology into private practice. Training in patient evaluation, surgical placement, and implant prosthetics will be provided along with hands-on model-based training with major implant systems. You will learn step-by-step techniques to allow for a safe and predictable implant placement.

Continuum fee includes optional but recommended attendance to the 4th Annual Dental Implant Symposium: New Dimensions in Implantology Fri. and Sat., Dec. 13-14, 2013. You will be registered by CDM.

  20

IMPLANT STUDY CLUBReview of Short and Narrow Implants: Are they good clinical options? meets 6-8pm

Dr. James B. Fine. 

Held every 4-6 weeks, this study club is designed for the practitioner who is actively practicing implant dentistry. Incorporating case reviews and the most current information in implant dentistry in an intimate and interactive setting, you will learn valuable information to bring your implant placement and restoration to the next level.

Dec.  13-14

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ICOI DENTAL IMPLANT SYMPOSIUM: New Dimensions in Implantology

Join this annual gathering of international implant experts moderated by Scientific Chairman, Dr. Dennis Tarnow. Speakers to include (in alphabetic order):  Dr. Francesco Amato, Dr. Christos Angelopoulos, Dr. Eduardo Anitua, Dr. João Caramês, Dr. Joseph Carpentieri, Dr. Marco Degidi, Dr. Markus Hürzeler, Dr. Tidu Mankoo, Dr. Ziv Mazor Dr. Marc Nevins, Dr. Richard Smith and Dr. Istvan Urban. View the latest implantology technology at the exhibitor booths. Register directly with the ICOI.

AGENDA LINK

 

SPRING 2014
Jan. 10 SINUS LIFT SURGERY - the LATERAL APPROACH: A CLINICAL WORKSHOP 

Dr. James B. Fine and Dr. Khalid Choudhary 

AM - Didactic; PM - Clinical (hands-on or observation options)

Due to the nature of this session, there will be limited registration. If you are interested in participating and bringing a patient, please contact dentalce@columbia.edu or call 212/305-7124. 

Jan. 15

IMPLANT STUDY CLUB Does the Implant Surface Matter (during and after placement)

Dr. James B. Fine 

Wednesday evening session from 6-8 p.m.

  15

ESTHETIC STUDY CLUB: Planning for Esthetic Restorations 

Dr. Michelle Mirsky directs this evening course, from 6-8 p.m., for practitioners who want to bring their esthetic or cosmetic practice to the next level, whether you are a new graduate or an experienced dentist. Dr. Mirsky will present cases and participants are encouraged to bring their own cases.

  17 (am) PRACTICAL INFECTION CONTROL FOR THE DENTAL OFFICE
  17 (pm) CPR RECERTIFICATION  Previous CPR certification is required.
Feb. 26

MANAGEMENT/IDENTIFICATION OF ORAL LESIONS AND CONDITIONS: OVERVIEW 

Dr. Robert Kelsch presents a two-hour program for community-based dentists and dental hygienists.

Presented in partnership with the CDM Section of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center, the New York State Dental Association and the Dental Hygienists' Association of the State of New York. Discounted fees apply.

March 1

ANNUAL PATRICIA McLEAN SYMPOSIUM FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENIST

Edie Shuman Gibson, RDH, BSDH, MS, FADIA: Peri-Implant Maintenance: An Evidence-Based Approach

Joycelyn A. Dillon, RDH, MA - Asst. Prof. & Chair, Dental Hygiene Dept., New York City College of Technology: Is Your Practice Ready to Treat the Older Adult?

This annual symposium is supported by an unrestricted grant from Sunstar Americas, Inc.

  5 ESTHETIC DENTISTRY STUDY CLUB: Single Central Incisors
  7

THE THOMAS CANGIALOSI ANNUAL ORTHODONTIC ALUMNI MEETING

Dr. Lisa Alvetro and Dr. Bill Dischinger: Two Modalities for Correcting Class II Malocclusions

APRIL 9

IMPLANT STUDY CLUB The Details of Implant Dentistry

Dr. James B. Fine and Guest Speaker: Dr. Steven Goldstein

Wednesday evening session from 6-8 p.m.

  11

INTEGRATING DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGIES INTO YOUR IMPLANT PRACTICE

Dr. Steven Goldstein: Advanced Digital Photography and Digital Asset Management

Jason Kim, CDT: Advanced Dental Lab Techniques

Dr. Joseph Carpentieri: Introduction to CAD/CAM and Digital Dentistry

  11-12 The Second International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem CellsChengdu, PRC with Conference Chairs: Dr. Jeremy Mao, Dr. Zhihe Zhao   TOPICS: Stem Cells and Orofacial Development; Biology Cues for Regeneration; Stem Cells and Regeneration; Stemness and Stem Cell Lineages; Regulation of Stem Cell Fate; and Translation Models.
MAY 14

IMPLANT STUDY CLUB Outcomes of Implants in Grafted Bone and Other Bone Issues!

Dr. James B. Fine

Wednesday evening session from 6-8 p.m.

JUNE 26-28 INTERNATIONAL:  The Second International Symposium on Esthetic, Restorative & Implant DentistryBarcelona, Spain supported by Columbia University CDM, held in conjunction with the 8th BDIZ EDI European Symposium organized by Quintessence Publishing Company. 

Agenda, general information and registration: http://www.quintevent.com/erid/   

Program Chairman: Prof. Jaime A. Gil  Speakers: Francesco Amato - Micheal Bergler - Nitzan Bichacho - Joao Carames - Winston Chee - Stephen Chu - Christian Coachman - Luca Cordaro - Sillas Duarte - Stefan Fickl - Helena Francisco - German Gallucci - David Garber - Ueli Grunder -Daewon Haam - Christoph Hammerle - Jaime Jimenez - Sonia Leziy - Jose Manuel Navarro - John Sorenson - Dennis Tarnow - Tizano Testori - Xavier Vela - Robert Winter - Homayoun Zadeh - Borja Zabalegui - Lon Zabalegui - Giovanni Zucchelli.  Click here for course brochure.   Principle sponsor: Biomet 3i

Thursday evening reception for CDM and Tarnow alumni - email: congress@quintessenz.de.

 

Oct. 15 Implant Study Club: Implant Pathology with Dr. Harold Sussman, 6-8pm   
  17 Predictable Endodontics for the General Practitioner: The State of the Art with Dr. Richard Mounce, 9am-4pm  - lecture and hands-on with extracted teeth    
  18

Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month

Dental Hygiene Course Let's Grow Together: the dental hygienist's role in regenerative and implant dentistry with Tracy Anderson Butler, CRDH, MFT  - 9am-1pm 

 
Nov.  11 Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part I Option 2: Two weeks - Nov. 11-16, 2014 and Feb.3-8, 2015  
  15 Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part I Option 1: 6 weekends - Nov.15-16, 2014; Jan. 10-11, Feb. 7-8, March 14-15, April 18-19 and May 2-3, 2015  
  19 Implant Study Club: Implant Staging, with Dr. George Shelby Whie, 6-8pm