Restorative Dentistry Hosts Northeastern Gnathological Society Fall 2013 Meeting

The Northeastern Gnathological Society (NGS) Fall Meeting took place on Friday, November 8, 2013, and was hosted by City Tech’s Department of Restorative Dentistry. Third semester students and department faculty were exposed to top international speakers, developed contacts and relationships with leaders of the dental laboratory profession, and had an enjoyable day at Chelsea Pier 60. Professors J. Balla, A. Sena, A. Smith, S. Greenberg, N. Manos and R. Budny supervised the group throughout the day.

The NGS 2013 Fall Meeting featured world-renowned speakers Tord Berglundh, DDS, who presented Peri-Implantitis – Prevalence and Risk Factors; David Guichet, DDS, presenting Computer Enhanced Implant Dentistry; Domenico Cascione, BS, CDT, presenting A Novel Approach for Non-invasive Pontic Site Development; Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT, presenting Improving Dentist/Technician Communication for Optimum Smile Design and Ceramic Restorations; and Richard B. Smith, DDS, presenting Immediate Molar Implants: When: Where, Why and How.

Both students and faculty members from the Department of Restorative Dentistry gained first- hand insight into modern dental practices and newest technologies. The research findings and information given during the event’s presentations were exceptionally informative and educational.

The Department of Restorative Dentistry is grateful to the Northeastern Gnathological Society for its continuous support of our program as well as our entire profession, and for promoting and so strongly believing in teamwork between dentists and dental technicians in creating the best possible outcomes for their patients-clients. The department thanks Dr. Burney Croll, NGS President, as well as other NGS officers and board members for giving City Tech students the opportunity to become part of this rapidly changing profession.