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Welcome to the Northern Virginia Dental Society!

Founded in 1931, the Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS) is the largest of eight component societies of the Virginia Dental Association and the American Dental Association with over 1,4​00 local member dentists including specialists.


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POSTPONED-NVDS CE PROGRAM – “Endodontic Concepts and Review” Drs. Meza and Lee

  • Sat, Apr 18, 2020 | 7:00 AM - Sat, Apr 18, 2020 | 5:30 PM
  • Location: Northern Virginia Dental Clinic
  • Address: 6715 Commerce St, Springfield, VA
  • Contact: Cathy Griffanti
  • Email: cgriffanti@nvds.org
  • Phone: 703/642-5298

THIS EVENT IS ​POSTPONED TO A DATE TO BE DETERMINED

The Northern Virginia Dental Society, Northern Virginia Dental Clinic and Dentsply Sirona collaboratively present:

“Endodontic Concepts and Review”

Live Patient Demonstration and Hands-On CE Course

Saturday, April 18, 2020

NORTHERN VIRGINIA DENTAL CLINIC

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 450, Fairfax, VA  22031

Program:  7:00AM – 5:30PM   8 CE Credit Hours (Includes lecture and hands-on portion)



4/18/20 “Endodontic Concepts and Review” Registration Form 

Synopsis:
Advances in metals and efficiency in root canal treatment have come a long way in the past 7 years.  More flexible endodontic files available today have the capability of negotiating tighter and curved canals with greater ease.  The increased flexibility of the WaveOne file and the use of its reciprocating action decrease treatment time and ensure a properly cleaned canal.  Participants for this course will gain appreciation in learning to use the WaveOne files and technique to tackle molar root canal treatment.  They will also appreciate the need for loupes and gain more confidence in molar root canal treatment.

Objectives:
•Participants will learn to read CBCT scans and recognize the complexity of cases and their clinical limitations.
•An overview on how to approach cases from start to finish with focus on techniques to achieve a successful result, including a review of infection and pain management.
•View application of the Wave One System via Live molar root canal treatment by an endodontist.
•Learn the proper use of the Wave One System using the latest products and instruments including a hands-on session with truetype teeth models
•Q and A session with endodontic specialists to broaden one’s clinical ability to improve root canal treatment outcomes

The NVDS and NVDC wishes to thank Dentsply Sirona for their generosity in making this program possible and for giving back to the community we serve.

About the presenters: 
Dr. Fernando Meza is a 2002 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He is the recipient of the Dentsply sponsored Student Clinician Award. Dr. Meza received his Certificate in Endodontics from Temple School of Dentistry and during residency, he conducted research on the Biolase Waterlase all tissue laser to explore the disinfecting capabilities of the laser on bacterially infected root canal systems. His research led to a publication on the Waterlase in the Journal of the American Dental Association.  He has been practicing endodontics in Northern Virginia since 2004. He has been an active member and officer of the Northern Virginia Dental Society where he also helps organize community outreaches, such as the MOM Project, to serve the underprivileged.  He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Endodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He has been a part of the school’s Dean’s Faculty since 2005 where he enjoys teaching dental students and endodontic residents. 

Dr. H. Vivian Lee attained her DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001.  She completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at the University of Florida School of Dentistry in Jacksonville and practice General Dentistry for two years in Northern Virginia before deciding to specialize in endodontics at NYU School of Dentistry.  During dental school and residency, Dr. Lee demonstrated her commitment to outreach programs by volunteering at Operation Smile in Vietnam, and at various underserved hospital clinics in New York City.  After receiving her endodontic certificate in 2006, Dr. Lee returned to Northern Virginia to begin practicing as an endodontist. Dr. Lee is an active member of the Northern Virginia Dental Society and continues to serve the underprivileged by participating in programs such as the MOM project. 



The Northern Virginia Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. See each course description for the number of continuing education credits designated by the Northern Virginia Dental Society. 

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