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DC Forum is our signature study club offering 5 meetings a year specifically designed for restorative dentists (general dentist and prosthodontist), endodontists, orthodontists, periodontists, and pediatric dentists. The programs are given by Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi and other guest speakers on a range of topics in implant and aesthetic dentistry. Membership is highly recommended to have reserved seating and receive other benefits listed below. Non-members may register for any meetings per space availability.

With your annual membership you’ll receive all of the following benefits:

  • 5 meetings with reserved seating
  • Complimentary access to webinars / live narrowcasts of the meetings
  • 2 AGD-accredited CE credits for each meeting
  • Priority VIP registration for seminars, training programs, and other educational events
  • Basic (free) membership to Facialartdentalforum.com with access to videos, Hangout, referenced articles, and podcasts.

Attendance Fees:

  • Membership: $350
  • Non-members: $85 per meeting

Meetings Format:

  • Main presentation: Keynote presentation on selected topics
  • Debates on selected multi-disciplinary cases
  • Case talk- A case presentation for treatment planning discussion
  • Cool & New- Innovations, new technologies, and developing techniques

Meetings time:

Registration and dinner for all meetings start at 5:30 PM followed by the program from 6 to 8 pm.

Location:

All meetings will be held at our dental conference and learning center, ‘The Forum,’  located at 4825 Bethesda Ave., Suite 302,  Bethesda, MD 20814

2018-2019 Programs

09/27/2018  The Central-Lateral Dilemma

11/15/2018  Materials and Design Selection for Full Arch Treatments

01/24/2019  A multi-Perspective Look at Peri-Implant Disease

03/14/2019  Zero Bone Loss Concept

05/9/2019  Digital Implant Dentistry

Meeting #1: The Central-Lateral Dilemma

In this forum, we are joined by Dr. Benjamin Watkins, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi, and Dr. Negaar Sagafi discussing restorative, surgical, and orthodontic implications when managing patients with missing adjacent central and lateral incisors.

  • Treatment plan strategies to achieve an aesthetic outcome
  • How to manage necessary space through orthodontics
  • Restorative principles in transitional, provisional, and final restoration design
  • Current surgical approaches in designing hard and soft tissue for implant replacement

Date: 09/27/2018

Registration & Dinner: 5:30 PM

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Presenters: Dr. Benjamin Watkins, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi, and Dr. Negaar Sagafi

Fee: DC Forum Members Free; Non-Members: $85

2 CEU

AGD Subject Code: 610, 690

Meeting #2: Materials and Design Selection for Full Arch Treatments

In this forum, we will discuss materials and when and where to choose zirconia, vs nano-ceramics, vs hybrids, vs overdentures, vs conus. We will also discuss space requirements, hygiene, records, principles on smile design, multi-unit abutments, and guided surgery.

Participants will learn:

  • Materials in full-arch therapy and how to make proper selection
  • How to take records and plan
  • Guided surgery protocol

Date:  11/15/2018

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Presenter: Thomas Kuun MDT (Roe Dental), Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi

Fee: DC Forum Members Free; Non-Members: $85

Want to learn more about GuidedSmile? Register for a full-day hands-on Master Class program held on 11/16/18

Meeting #3: A multi-Perspective Look at Peri-Implant Disease

In this forum, we will take a multi-perspective look at peri-implant disease and share our current knowledge on its etiology, prevention, and management. Our panel of oral surgeon, periodontist, prosthodontist, and implant care practitioner will each present their perspective on risk factors for peri-implantitis and how a well-orchestrated multi-disciplinary approach in treatments can help to minimize such complications.

Date: 01/24/2019

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Presenter:  Dr. Keith Progebin, Dr. Sanaz Vahid, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi, Shavonne Healy

Fee: DC Forum Members Free; Non-Members: $85

AGD Subject Code: 610, 670

Meeting #4: Zero bone loss concepts. Surgical and Prosthetic summary

Mucosal tissue thickness was shown to be the factor having impact on crestal bone stability. Even platform switching of the implant-abutment connection does not reduce crestal bone loss, if soft tissues at the implant placement are thin.
It is suggested that thin tissues might be thickened during implant placement, thus reducing bone resorption. If bone height is not sufficient, vertical augmentation of the soft tissue is recommended with different materials – autograft, a xenograft or a dermis-derived allograft.
Further, it is important to preserve bone levels after prosthetic treatment. Recent research has proved that the deeper the position of the margin, the greater amount of residual cement is left undetected. The relation between position of cement excess in the peri-implant sulcus, periodontal status of the patient and severity of peri-implant disease is explained. To avoid cement excess, finished implant restoration with occlusal opening is cemented on titanium base in laboratory and restoration is attached to the implant by an abutment screw. Zirconium as a material is considered the best for peri-implant soft tissues. However, it’s evident that it must be treated in special manner and polished.

Participants will learn:

  • To know the influence of vertical soft tissue thickness on crestal bone stability and be able to diagnose this condition
  • To understand how platform switching correlates with vertical soft tissue thickness and depth of implant placement
  • To learn how control cement excess during delivery of cement-retained implant restorations.

Date:  03/14/2019

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Presenters:  Dr. Tomas Linkevicius

Fee: DC Forum Members Free; Non-Members: $85

AGD Subject Code: 610, 690

Meeting #5: Digital Implant Dentistry

Topic:  Digital Dentistry

Date:  05/9/2018

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Presenters:  Dr. Dean Vafiadis

Fee: DC Forum Members Free; Non-Members: $85

'The Forum' Conference Room

4825 Bethesda Avenue
Suite 302
Bethesda, MD 20814

Telephone: 301-654-7070

Membership

Become a member and secure your seat at every meeting. Non-members may register for individual meetings per space availability.   Membership Benefits:

  • Membership: $350 for 5 meetings with reserved seating
  • Complimentary access to webinars / live narrowcasts of the meetings
  • 2 AGD-accredited CE credits for each meeting
  • Dinner served
  • Priority VIP registration for seminars, training programs, and other educational events
  • Basic (free) membership to Facialartdentalforum with access to videos, Hangout, referenced articles, and podcasts.

 

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsors of DC Forum will receive:

  • Exhibition table at meetings
  • Recognition at podium
  • Website product page
  • Product info in all member correspondences

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