Fall Lecture: Presented by the New Jersey
Association of Endodontists
Saturday, October 21, 2017
The New Jersey Association of Endodontic will hold its annual Fall Lecture Series this year on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Morristown Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey. We are pleased to present Dr. David Clark as this year’s speaker. Dr. Clark is an internationally known clinician and knowledge opinion leader and is a pioneer in employing the surgical operating microscope for restorative dentistry. David will speak about a topic that has been long overlooked and not thoroughly investigated.
Morristown Hospital, Morristown, NJ
Caries, Cracks, Composites, Crowns and Endodontics. A New Pathway Toward Improving Long Term Outcomes.
David J Clark DDS
David J Clark DDS
Dr. Clark is co-director of Bioclear Learning Centers International. He founded the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. He is a course director at the Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute. He is on the editorial board for several journals and has lectured in 20 different countries.
Dr. Clark’s interests include the re-designing of restorative and endodontic cavity preparations; an overhaul of the tragically outdated GV Black cavity shapes. For composite dentistry, this includes the non-retentive Class II preparation, which requires the Injection Molding Filling Technique, and Injection Over-Molding of worn, misshapen and fractured anterior teeth with the Bioclear 360 veneer technique and system.
Dr. Clark has developed the Bioclear Matrix System that promises a real advancement for placement of biologically appropriate, esthetically pleasing direct composite restorations for treating minimally invasive Class II preparations, diastema closure, and black triangle elimination combined with papilla regeneration, and traditional anterior composites. He has been granted several US patents.
He and Dr. John Khademi are widely acknowledged as the fathers of Minimally Invasive Endodontics, which at first was rejected by most North American endodontists, but is now being embraced by the mainstream. Dr. Clark published the first guide and classification system for dentin and enamel cracks based on 16-power magnification and has conducted studies on cracked teeth. He has designed numerous instruments, burs, wedges, matrices, separators and equipment and has written chapters for both esthetic dentistry and endodontic textbooks.
Dr. Clark served for 18 months as the lecturer and lead dentist for CRA during Gordon Christensen’s absence and served on CRA’s board of directors for several years. He maintains a private practice in Tacoma WA USA.
Imagine if all general dentists first spent 10 years as an endodontist disassembling “modern dentistry” under a microscope and then started fresh. Imagine if all endodontists first spent their first 10 years extracting crumbling endo teeth and had to explain those failures to patients over and over again. Join us as Dr. David Clark shares the science and the history as a pioneer of microscope dentistry, micro-endodontics and modern restorative dentistry.
Restorative dentistry as taught today remains mired in its GV Black foundation. It’s failures often lead to unnecessary pulpal death and after the endodontics lead to the death of the tooth itself. In this lecture, David will a propose improvement in all 3 phases of the tragic life cycle of the tooth, avoiding pulpal death, avoiding removal of key tooth structures during endodontics, and avoiding the poor engineering and tooth mutilation that follows the endodontics.
Learning Objectives. At the completion of the course the attendees will:
• Gain an appreciation of the new science of strong teeth
• Understand the definition and role of Peri-Cervical Dentin in endodontic access
• Appreciate long term structural failure patterns in endodontically treated teeth and how to mitigate said failure patterns
• Understand the movement to patient centered versus doctor centered outcomes
• Receive a blueprint for delivering 20-40 year composite injection over-molded restorations with monolithic esthetics and strength
• Appreciate the role of the Frustum or Vertical Margin Crown Preparation for endodontically treated teeth and borderline teeth.
• Receive guidance in decision making for the use of posts.
• Understand treatment of deep caries with selective caries removal and the Modified Hall Technique and the incredible histology of the pulp-dentin complex.
• Understand that ideal pulp capping is a micro-restorative, not chemotherapeutic event.
• Demystification of cracked teeth and cracked roots.
The meeting will take place at Morristown Hospital. Registration and breakfast from 8am to 9am. The lecture will be from 9am to 1pm with a 20-minute break in the middle of Dr. Clark’s presentation. Tuition is free for all members of NJAE. Tuition for non-members is $125. Invited guests of NJAE members will be charged $50. NJAE members, this is another benefit of you membership in your organization. This is also a great opportunity for you to bring your referring dentists to a world-class lecture by one of our countries leading experts in restorative dentistry. Invite your colleagues and join us for another outstanding NJAE CE event.
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Dr. Joseph Chikvashvili (President) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Lawrence Sheer (Past-President) at email@example.com
Dr. Manuel Gonzalez (Past-President) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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