2019 Garden State Dental Conference & Expo

Speakers

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Harold Cohen, DDS

Managing the Patient with Infectious Disease (Exhibit Floor Classroom)
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am | 2 CEUs

Harold V. Cohen, DDS is a professor at the RSDM in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. He holds the titles of Acting Director for the Division of Oral Medicine and Director for the Advanced Education Program in Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Cohen is also on the dental staff at the University Hospital in Newark, NJ, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.

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Les Elfenbein, DMD

Can the Cracked Tooth Be Saved?
Early Detection and Proper Protocol for the Management of the Cracked Tooth

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | 2 CEUs

Dr. Les Elfenbein graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine and completed his GPR at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He completed his endodontic training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Elfenbein maintains a private practice in Clifton, NJ. In addition, he is the Director of Endodontics at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. Dr.Elfenbein has published several articles in the Journal of Endodontics and the Journal of Dental Traumatology.


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Alfred Frost, DDS

LUNCH & LEARN: Public Health, the Environment and Dentistry
Friday, May 3, 2018 | 11:45am - 12:45pm | 1 CEU

Dr. Alfred frost has been a dentist for 25 years. He now travels the country for an OSHA compliance and practice policy.

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Joshua Gindea, DDS

LUNCH & LEARN: Website Design, Internet Marketing and The Perfect Recall System
The Internal and External Marketing Tools That Can Maximize your Practice’s Revenue

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm | 1 CEU

An honors graduate from the Combined Degree BA-DDS program at New York University, Dr. Josh Gindea has been in dental private practice in New York City for more than 3 decades. With three practices, Dr. Gindea and his partners have been able to combine their professional skills with their business acumen to create a very successful business model.

In addition to his dental practices, Dr. Gindea has been involved in three health industry businesses over the past three decades. For the past seven years, Dr. Josh Gindea and his partners have operated DoctorsInternet.com. This state of the art, innovative company provides website design, internet marketing, social media and reputation management services for dentists. Due to its expertise in the field, its ability to drive new patients to its clientele and its very reasonable pricing, DoctorsInternet.com has established itself as among the leaders in website design and internet marketing services for health professionals.

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Steven S. Goodman, CPA

How To Increase Your Dental Practice Profitability, including a full understanding of the tax laws and how it impacts you and your dental practices
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 12:15pm - 1:15pm | 1 CEU

Steven S, Goodman, Certified Public Accountant is the managing director of the Goodman CPA Group. As a leading accountant and advisor to the dental profession, Mr. Goodman’s attention to a practice’s detail has allowed him to improve revenue and cash flow, enhance profitability, and provide his dental professional clientele with time they need to focus on patient care. In addition, Mr. Goodman is a trusted advisor for the purchase and sale of dental practices. Assist with partnership agreements and employment contracts and for providing guidance towards the retirement goals of dental professionals.

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Susan Maples, DDS

Total Health Dentistry and Practice Profitability
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 8:30am - 11:30am | 3 CEUs

Dr. Maples is a graduate of University of Michigan Dental School and combines 30+ years of clinical private practice with a master’s degree in business marketing from Madonna University. Dr. Maples is an international speaker in the area of total health, the oral health and systemic health connection, and the diabetes epidemic in America. She also speaks in the areas of leadership, team-building, advanced case planning and acceptance, relationship-based target marketing, and growing healthy kids in your dental practice. Author/Originator of the Hand’s On Learning Lab TM Kit, Total Health Academy, SelfScreen.net, BlabberMouth! Book and loves teaching Total Health Dentistry.

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Jason McKenzie

DSO vs. CEO: Evaluating Your Career Options as an Associate Dentist
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm | 1 CEU

Jason McKenzie is a Vice President and Regional Business Development Office for Practice Solutions, Bank of America’s healthcare financing division. Jason joined Bank of America in 2012 as a vendor account manager for Practice Solutions out of their headquarters in Columbus, OH. In 2015, Jason was promoted to Regional Business Development Officer of New Jersey where the primary focus is to provide construction and equipment financing for first time practice owners and established practices owners. Jason has been involved with over 250 construction projects for dentists over his 6 year tenure at Bank of America. Prior to joining Bank of America, Jason worked as a mortgage loan officer and logistics coordinator for a national accounts team. Jason is a graduate of The Ohio State University and resides with his wife and newborn daughter in Weehawken, New Jersey. 

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Jonathan Mendia, DMD

Management of the Pediatric and Special Needs Population in the Dental Office
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:30am | 2 CEUs

A New Jersey native, Dr. Jonathan Mendia earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He then completed a post-doctoral residency in Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). It was during his hospital rotations through various specialties that he found his passion in the treatment of pediatrics and special needs patients in an office based setting. Today, as a Board certified dental anesthesiologist, he provides ambulatory anesthesia services to dental practices throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Dr. Mendia also provides lectures and continuing education courses throughout the country on sedation and medical emergencies. Dr. Mendia resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and three children.

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Joan Monaco, DMD

Coding for the Physicians of the Oral Cavity (Exhibit Floor Classroom)
Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | 1 CEU

Dr. Joan’s Coding Changes (Exhibit Floor Classroom)
Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | 1 CEU

Joan Monaco, DMD, is the NJDA Director of Dental Benefit Programs. A 1991 graduate of UMDNJ - NJDS, Dr. Monaco was in private practice from 1991 through 1999, when she took a part-time position with a major insurance carrier. In 2007 she left both private practice and the insurance firm
to establish her own consulting firm. Joan joined the staff of NJDA in 2015.

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Barry Raphael, DMD

Introduction to Airway Orthdontics
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | 2 CEUs

Dr. Barry Raphael has been in the private practice of orthodontics since 1983, carrying on family tradition since 1950. Over that time, his interest in Early Treatment has led to the incorporation of techniques designed to prevent malocclusion and Airway-Related Oral Dysfunctions (AROD) like sleep disordered breathing and oral habits that effect facial growth. Dr. Raphael teaches these techniques on the graduate and post-graduate level. He is founder of the Raphael Center for Integrative Education whose mission is to teach patients, parents, and professionals about ARODs and treatment alternatives.

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Steven Rasner, DDS

6 Steps Back to Fee for Service
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | 3 CEUs

Dr. Steven Rasner has taught nationally and globally for seventeen years. He has received speaking awards and has been recognized in Dentistry Today’s Top Clinical Educators list for ten consecutive years. Dr. Rasner received a lifetime achievement award in 2011 from Excellence in Dentistry. He has authored 3 books and over 50 industry and journal publications.

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Burkhard Selent, MSc, PhD

LUNCH & LEARN: Tooth Whitening at Home and In-Office
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 1 CEU

Burkhard received his BS and Master degree in Chemistry from TU Berlin in 1994. He continued in Environmental Engineering where he completed his PhD in 1999. In 2000 Burkhard joined Colgate-Palmolive Germany and moved through several positions in dental detailing and Scientific Affairs in Germany and the European headquarter in Switzerland. Burkhard moved to the U.S. in May 2016 to become Scientific Affairs Manager for Colgate US. He is responsible for Colgate’s activities in Continuous Education and presented CE courses himself. Burkhard is IADR member and serves on the New York State Dental Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Joseph Stern, DDS

Can the Cracked Tooth Be Saved?
Early Detection and Proper Protocol for the Management of the Cracked Tooth
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | 2 CEUs

Dr. Stern completed his post-doctoral endodontic residency at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Prior to that, he graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He has presented at the AAE Annual Session and was presented an award by the AAE for that presentation. He continues to give lectures at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital on the subject of clinical endodontics.


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Shalini Tewary, DDS

Can the Cracked Tooth Be Saved?
Early Detection and Proper Protocol for the Management of the Cracked Tooth
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | 2 CEUs

Dr. Shalini Tewary graduated from Boston University. After practicing general dentistry for seven years she completed her endodontic training at UMDNJ and received her Diplomate status from the American Board of Endodontics shortly thereafter. She maintains a private practice in Clifton, NJ. She is a published author in the Journal of Endodontics.

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Tri-State Safety Solutions

Bloodborne Pathogens
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 2 CEUs

Anthony Morreale, ASHM, CSMP, CPC Co-Owner
Laurie Hrebenak, certified Red Cross Instructor and ASHI BLS instructor.
Felicya Morreale, authorized ASHI First Aid, CPR, AED and Bloodborne Pathogens instructor.
Jennifer Holowka, authorized ASHI First Aid, CPR, AED and Bloodborne Pathogens instructor.
Linda Criqui, certified Emergency Medical Technician and authorized CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne and AED trainer for ASHI

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Tom Viola R.Ph, C.C.P.

“UP IN SMOKE?” Management of Dental Pain, the Opioid Crisis, and the Rise of Cannibis
9:00am - 11:00am

Thomas Viola, the founder of "Pharmacology Declassified", is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.

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Barry D. Wagenberg, DMD

Treating Advanced Disease Without Implants - Is it Possible? When and How
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 1:30pm - 4:30pm | 3 CEUs

Dr.  BarryWagenberg received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his certificate in Periodontics from Columbia University. Dr. Wagenberg has authored one textbook, contributed a chapter in four textbooks and authored over thirty two articles. He is the Director of Dental Education at Newark Beth Israel Hospital.  Dr. Wagenberg has served six years as Trustee of the American Academy of Periodontology.  Additionally, he has been honored as the 2014 Master Clinician of the AAP, has received the Isidor Hirschfeld Award and the Irwin Scopp Award from the Northeast Society of Periodontists. He has delivered over 100 lectures nationally and internationally.  Dr. Wagenberg has been in full time practice in New Jersey since 1976.

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Chad Widensky

DSO vs. CEO: Evaluating Your Career Options as an Associate Dentist
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Chad Widensky is a Vice President and Regional Business Development Office for Practice Solutions, Bank of America’s healthcare financing division. Chad joined Bank of America in 2009 as a financing specialist for dental practice and commercial real estate acquisitions in New York and New Jersey. Chad has been involved in hundreds of transactions and provided over $350 million in financing to dentists in the tri-state area over his 9 year tenure with Bank of America. Chad has been recognized as the Top Healthcare Lending Specialist at Practice Solutions and has been a Bank of America Pinnacle Club attendee multiple times. Prior to joining Bank of America, Chad spent the early part of his career across multiple industries including finance, advertising and law. Chad utilizes his diverse experiences of working with and running small businesses to help his dental clients achieve success. Chad is a graduate of Boston University and resides with his wife and two daughters in Manhattan, New York.

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