Event Details

Speed Learning: 6 Speakers, 6 Hours, 6 Credits

  • Wed, Apr 26, 2023 | 8:30 AM - Wed, Apr 26, 2023 | 4:30 PM
  • Address: 622 Third Ave., 9th floor , New York, NY, 10017
  • Contact: Valerie Burgos
  • Email: vburgos@nycdentalsociety.org
  • Phone: 212-573-8500

ADA members: $99.00 
Non-Members: $145.00
CE hours: 6.0
Course Description:
This full-day program brings together cutting-edge dental lectures featuring clinicians who will provide a wealth of expertise on topics applicable to your practice. Our Speed Learning events provide an opportunity for speakers to present tips and techniques in a variety of dental disciplines. Join us for a day of new ideas and learning!

Learning Objectives:
You will take away practical ideas, new theories, and relevant concepts to support your patient care.

Meet Our Speakers | Speed Learning 2023 

Lauren Feldman, DMD, MPH 

Lecture Title: Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH): Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations

Lecture Description:

Diagnosis and etiology of MIH will be reviewed. The course will primarily focus on treatment considerations including: prevention, local anesthetic onsiderations, ICON, glass ionomers, molar bands vs permanent SSCs, and second molar substitution.

Learning Objectives:
Differentiate hypomineralization from hypoplasia, understand the evidence behind different treatment options for hypomineralized molars and incisors, identify molar substitution as a treatment option.

Speaker Biography: Lauren Feldman, DMD, MPH

Lauren Feldman, DMD, MPH is director of the postdoctoral program in pediatric dentistry at NYU, and practices at Central Park Dentistry in Manhattan. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and serves on the executive committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Oral Health, and as a consultant and grants reviewer for the AAPD. Her research interests are in the integration of social work and dentistry, HPV Vaccination Anticipatory Guidance, Sugar Sweetened Beverage Policies, MIH, and molar substitution. She completed her B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, doctoral training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, post-doctoral training at Boston Children’s Hospital, and her MPH at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the recipient of a nearly $1M HRSA Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development Award.

Stacy A. Spizuoco, DDS 


Lecture Title:

Cosmetic Collaborations

Lecture Description:
This course we will look at not just our patient's teeth but their whole face. After restoring the teeth, we can see how the face is more symmetrical and more aligned and how a dermatologist can add less injectables for a more natural look. We will go over a few cases I have collaborated on with my twin dermatologist sister and discuss the value of collaborations.

Learning Objectives:
To focus not just on the teeth but also the face.

Speaker Biography: Stacy A. Spizuoco, DDS
Dr. Stacy Spizuoco is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. After graduation she completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. She works in private practice in New York City and has volunteered as a clinical instructor at Columbia College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Spizuoco performs charitable work including organizing bi-annual dental missions with World of Smiles to Dominican Republic. She also volunteers at local missions such as Give Kids A Smile Day. She is one of fourteen women dentists to be invited to the inaugural class of Glidewell Guiding Leaders Leadership program. Dr. Spizuoco is a member of the American Dental Association, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Vice President and Executive Board Member of the New York Academy of Dentistry, member of American Academy of Clear Aligners, member of American Association of Women Dentists and a member of Women-to-Women Dental Network and a KOL for Glidewell Dental Lab. She is a national lecturer and writer on various dental topics.

Gail E. Schupak, DMD 

Lecture Title:
Orthodontics to Improve Esthetics

Lecture Description:
Discussion of goals of orthodontic treatment; fixed and removable appliance therapy; Class I, Class II and Class III treatment.

Learning Objectives:
Understand benefits of orthodontic treatment in treating cases with cosmetic and functional issues. Understand treatment challenges of Class I, II and III malocclusions.

Speaker Biography: Gail E. Schupak, DMD
Dr. Gail E. Schupak is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After graduation she went to Columbia University School of Dental Medicine to gain a certificate in Orthodontics. Dr.Schupak is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, she is also the Chairperson of Children’s Dental Health Month for First District. She is a national lecturer and writer on various dental topics.

Amy B. Dukoff, DMD, BSE 


Lecture Title:

COVID and ORAL CARE: Why it Matters!

Lecture Description:
Even with the vaccine and boosters, we are all still vulnerable to COVID infections. Just like soap can affect how your skin reacts especially when it’s cut or bruised, so can oral care products affect your oral tissues especially when you are COVID + and prone to Inflammatory lesions, blisters, and ulcers. So, when infected with the virus, what should we do differently to clean our teeth, tongue and gums? What should we be recommending to patients? The focus of the presentation will be on the importance of oral care during and after COVID.

Integrating oral care for COVID into our practices benefits the practitioner by expanding services for improving patient care, increasing revenue and increasing patient flow.

Learning Objectives:

Oral Care Guidance for Dentists to provide their patients during and after COVID infection.

Speaker Biography: Amy B. Dukoff, DMD, BSE
  • Endodontist Private Practice
  • Tufts University School of Engineering; Tufts School of Dental Medicine
  • CEO and Founder of E Rinse Dental Inc
  • Researcher, Inventor
  • Holds US and Foreign Patents for Medical and Dental Innovations

Maria C Maranga, DDS 

Lecture Title:
“Houston! We Have A Perforation”

Lecture Description:
A Narrow overview of the ins and outs of identifying, treatment and follow up of iatrogenic Endodontic mishaps. Concentration will be on the furcation perforation and its many drawbacks to Endodontic success. After attending this presentation, the attendee will learn how to deal with, “there’s heme in the furcation, now what”.

Learning Objectives:
• Identifying anatomical differences in the pre-operative X-ray.
• Controlling the operators panic, before, during and after the incident.
• Learning the technique sensitive placement of restorative materials in both the furcation and roots.
• Also to be discussed will be the timing, technique and follow -up of these less than Adequate endodontic cases.

Speaker Biography: Maria C Maranga, DDS
• First Vice President of the American Dental Association
• Immediate Past President of the NYS Association of Endodontics
• Past AAE Board Trustee
• Clinical Attending- Jamaica Hospital, One Brooklyn Health and NYU Langone
• Asst Clinical Professor NYU Langone- Post Graduate Endodontics 

Dr. Lorna Flamer-Caldera 


Lecture Title:

Pharmacology Perils and Pearls

Lecture Description:
The variety of prescribed drugs our patients take has increased significantly in recent years. The most diligent clinician can struggle to keep up with today’s changing pharmacologic landscape and the dental implications of each drug. This course examines the impact of some of today’s prescribed medications on oral care.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify common and newer target areas for prescribed medications.
  •  Identify “rising” drug stars and the “old” drugs they are replacing.
  •  Examine drug implications for dental treatment planning.

Speaker Biography: Lorna G. Flamer-Caldera, DDS

Dr. Lorna Flamer-Caldera maintains a private practice in general dentistry. She received her doctoral degree from University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency at Long Island College Hospital. She is Vice Chair of the American College of Dentists, NY Section, and a National Spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry. She is Past President of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry and serves on its Board of Trustees. Dr. Flamer-Caldera is on the organization team of the Greater New York Dental Meeting and was an Assistant Professor at CUNY, instructing in pharmacology, emergency management, and nitrous oxide sedation. She volunteers at numerous community health fairs, writes on multiple dental topics and lectures internationally.

Additional Information:

  • You will receive your CE certificate of completion via email PDF attachment within 2 weeks after the lecture.
  • Please check your spam mail if you don’t see your CE certificate within 2 weeks.
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