Dr. Cosmo DeSteno

"Attachments in Dentistry"

Featured Speaker - COSMO DeSTENO, D.M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D.

Dr. DeSteno has lectured nationally and internationally in the fields of Prosthodontics and TMD. He received his DMD degree from UMDNJ in 1969. In 1973, he received his certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Alabama. He also received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physiology and Biophysics from the same institution.

Dr. DeSteno is currently Clinical Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at New Jersey Dental School and maintains a private Prosthodontic practice in Ridgewood. His lecture will focus on the indications and contradictions for the use of all types of attachments, from selection and fabrication to maintenance.

Dr. David Sirois

"Oral Medicine: Pharmacologic Therapeutics in Dentistry"

Featured Speaker - DAVID SIROIS, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Sirois received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Graduate Group in Neuroscience. He completed his GPR and Oral Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center as well as Research Fellowships in Neuroscience and Oral Medicine from the same institution. He holds a Certificate in Oral Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine. He has held numerous university and hospital appointments both at the University of Pennsylvania and currently at UMDNJ. He was appointed Director of the Division of Oral Medicine at UMDNJ in 1993 where he directs the Division of Hospital Dentistry as well as the Oral Medicine Fellowship Program. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles based on his research in both Neuroscience and Oral Medicine. His lecture will focus on new recommendations for bacterial endocarditis prevention and effective management of mucosal inflammatory disorders.

Dr. Richard Lichtenthal

"Conservative Restorative Dentistry"

Featured Speaker - Richard Lichtenthal, D.D.S. *

Dr. Richard Lichtenthal received his B.S. degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University in New York. He served as a Captain in the US Army Dental Corps before establishing his general practice in Bellmore, New York and continued to serve as a Captain in the Army Reserve until 1968. He was named Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1977 and was appointed to his current post of Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry in 1988. He has been Chairman of Columbia's Division of Operative Dentistry since 1989 and Chairman of the Section of Restorative Dentistry since 1992. Among his numerous honors, Columbia University's Outstanding Faculty Award (1985) and the Edward V. Zegarelli Teaching Award (1996). In addition to his post at Columbia, Dr. Lichtenthal is an Associate Attending on the Dental Service at Presbyterian Hospital and maintains a private general practice in Bellmore, New York. His lecture will concentrate on conservative approaches to restorative dentistry.
* Dr. Lichtenthal was not available to give this lecture and he sent a colleague in his place.


Come hear the stories behind the legislative and legal battles won on your behalf by NJDA this year from the soldiers themselves. This annual event is an opportunity to meet the NJDA Directors and General Counsel and to witness first hand their dedication to our members. You will never ask the question, "What is organized dentistry doing for me?", after this evening. It will provide you with the opportunity to learn how to use NJDA's vast resources to get the most out of your membership.

"DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER" Featured Speaker: Randall Wilk, D.M.D., M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Randall Wilk received his B.A. from Rutgers College and his D.M.D. degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He furthered his studies at Louisiana State University, where he earned both Ph.D. and M.D. degrees. His post-graduate internships, residencies and fellowships concentrated on General Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery. He has held various hospital and academic appointments from institutions in Louisiana and Oregon before coming to UMDNJ in July, 1997. Dr. Wilk presently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UMDNJ and holds a hospital appointment at University Hospital in Newark. He is Director of Research in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UMDNJ/NJDS with research interests in oral oncology, temporomandibular disorders, reconstruction of maxillofacial structures and cleft lip and palate. This evening's lecture will concentrate on oral oncology.


Featured Speaker: Dale Miles DDS, MS

Dr. Miles received his B.A. and DDS degrees from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and his MS and certificate in Dental Diagnostic Science from the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio. An author of numerous articles and textbooks on Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Radiographic Imaging. Dr. Miles is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Board of Oral Medicine. He is a consultant to the World Health Organization and the State of Indiana Radiation Control Advisory Council. After holding academic appointments at the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the University of Connecticut, Dr. Miles came to the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1988. He currently holds the title of Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in Dental Diagnostic Sciences and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. The lecture will focus on Digital Radiography.

The Sy Symanski Memorial Lecture


Featured Speaker: Leslie Elfenbein, D.M.D.

Dr. Elfenbein received his BA degree from Alfred University and his D.M.D. from Farleigh Dickenson University School of Dentistry. He completed a General Practice Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and completed his post-graduate endodontic studies at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he received the prestigious Louis I. Grossman Award. Dr. Elfenbein has held numerous academic and hospital appointments and is currently Attending and Director of Endodontics at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. He has authored or co-authored several publications and maintains a private endodontic practice in Clifton, New Jersey. Dr. Elfenbein is an active NJDA member who has served on NJDA's Council on Communications and as Newsletter Editor and Board Member of the Passaic County Dental Society. The lecture will focus on the use of new techniques in clinical endodontics.

Staff Night-Murder Mystery

The Win Big Shindig" is Actors' Mystery Tour's latest tale of murder and comic intrigue.

Jameson Baldecourte and his best friend Teddy Fabulous have just won the biggest lottery ever: $68 million dollars.

To celebrate their new found wealth, Jameson and Teddy have decided to host a big bash at The Pines during which the cheek will be presented to the winners by a famous radio personality. But, $68 million dollars is a lot of money . . . and so much money can cause people to do strange things.

See who collects the money and who pays the price. Sip cocktails with the victim while you rub elbows with the murderer.

Staff Appreciation: A Deserving Tribute

As we gather this month to honor our respective staffs for their contribution to our success, we should reflect on how each separate staff person is so vital to the practice as a whole. Any practitioner who forgets the vital function of a staff person is clearly reminded of it when he/she calls in sick and we are left to perform his/her functions on top of our treatment duties.

In an age where loyalty to an employer in the marketplace is becoming nonexistent, many of us are blessed with employees who will go to the end of the earth for us because they believe in us and we have made them feel a vital part of our business. For these staff members who show unyielding loyalty to us during inevitable hard times, this night of tribute is deserving. As our practices I are extensions of ourselves, so too are our staffs extensions of our families. There is no doubt that they see sides of us only our immediate family members know about.

We hope that you make every effort to honor your staffs by attending this special event.

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