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Penn Dental Medicine Celebrates NPAW 2018

Penn Dental Medicine and the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics is participating in National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, April 8-14, 2018. National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, sponsored by the American College of Prosthodontics, strives to raise awareness of the specialty so that patients and dental professionals understand the advanced skills and expertise that prosthodontists offer.

April 9, 2018, 12-1 PM
Penn Dental Medicine, Room B-13
Credits: 1.0 credit hours
There are many misconceptions behind what a Prosthodontics Residency program is like, many of which likely deter dental students and general dentists from pursuing a residency program. This lecture gives an inside look as to what a Prosthodontics Residency program is really like. It describes the road to making the decision to commit to the specialty, what to look for in evaluating a program, and also what is learned during the program. Different prosthodontics cases are shown in order to highlight the nuances and technicalities involved in thinking like a prosthodontist, as well to demonstrate the wide range of clinical procedures and techniques that encompass the specialty. Educational objectives: to highlight treatment planning objectives, introduce advanced prosthodontic techniques, and demonstrate case presentations that involve a wide range of prosthodontic clinical procedures.

Nicole M. Deakins, DMD, MS: Dr. Nicole Deakins graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2014. She then completed a Prosthodontics Residency at Columbia University, graduating in 2017. While at Columbia she was awarded a Masters of Science degree after defending her thesis presentation titled “Evaluation of Dimensional Accuracy of Digitally Printed Master Casts for Short Span Implant-Supported FPDs Using Digital Intraoral Impressions Compared To Conventional Techniques”. Dr. Deakins currently works in private practice, as well as at University of Pennsylvania SDM as clinical faculty and Director of Implant Dentistry for the pre-doctoral clinics.
April 10, 2018, 6-8:30 PM
Penn Dental Medicine, William W.M. Cheung Auditorium
Credits: 2.0 credit hours
Keynote Speaker: Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhD
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April 11, 2018, 12-1 PM
Penn Dental Medicine, Room B-13
Credits: 1.0 credit hours
This lecture will review some of the current advances in digital technology that can positively impact the daily practice of dentistry. Deploying digital methods in diagnosis and communication are often under-estimated advantages in dentistry. Introducing digital technology at the initiation of patient care is key to leveraging digital methods. The use of desktop versus intraoral scanning protocols will be considered. Manufacturing of dental prostheses and appliances is today broadly achieved using digital techniques. Single crown to full mouth restorations will be illustrated for both teeth and for implants. More recent additive methods of manufacture will be reviewed. In addition, the prototype concept will be highlighted and illustrated. Importantly, the advantages and challenges of implementing digital technology into our day to day provision of excellent dental care will be underscored.

Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhD
April 13, 2018, 12-1 PM
Penn Dental Medicine, Room B-13
Credits: 1.0 credit hours
Prosthodontists are problem solvers. Problems of all sorts encompassing mechanical issues coupled with logistical restrictions and psychological undertones all the while trying to create something that restores function and looks good tooThis presentation will use cases requiring dental prosthetics to illustrate how, in certain situations seeing no obvious solutions, we may not only simply satisfy but exceed expectations. Our world has mechanical dimensions, artistic limits, uncertainty, and even teamwork as we depend upon others like our indispensable technical colleagues, to produce our results. Such is the chosen profession of the prosthodontist where compromise, creativity, ingenuity, skill, talent, experience, and resourcefulness may all come into play. And then, choosing within a range of alternatives, there’s that judgement thing that is so hard to quantify. Educational objectives: learn about decision-making and the philosophies underlying advanced education benefits; learn about extraneous factors that affect the prosthetic treatment plan; learn how in certain cases we may have to think out of the box, having the courage to trust our instincts, in order to achieve results that exceed expectations.

Jeremy Kay, DMD: Dr. Jeremy Kay is a prosthodontist practicing cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry in center city Philadelphia. Having trained at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and NYU Advanced Education Specialty in Prosthodontics, his high-tech approach to his work integrates academic, psychological, and philosophical disciplines to achieve maximum results for every unique situation. His passion for dentistry lies not only in his practice but also in the evolving nature of the profession. For this reason, he remains an a clinical faculty in the honors program at University of Pennsylvania and as affiliate and active participating member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.


Pamela Rice
Office of Continuing Education
Penn Dental Medicine

NPAW 2018
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University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030