2021 Fall Evening Courses

  • 9th District Members - In- Person Courses:  $70, (2021 dues must be paid); (Late: $75); Non-9th District Members & Aux Staff $80, Non-ADA Members $140
    Live Webinars:  $40, (2032 dues must be paid); Non-9th District Members & Aux Staff $60, Non-ADA Members $80
  • Infection Control: 9th Members & Hygienists - $80 (Late: $85); Non-9th District Members & Aux Staff $100 (Late: $105); Non-ADA Members $160 (Late: $165)
  • CPR/Defibrillator: Pre-Registration Required at least 1 week in advance – CPR will be offered in 2 parts – Online access provided upon registration for in-person, skills assessment at 9th District Headquarters – 364 Elwood Avenue, Hawthorne, NY.

Ashok Soni, D.D.S., Chair
Bharat Joshi, D.D.S., Co-Vice Chair
Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., Co-Vice Chair


Course #216 "Dentistry at the Crossroads – When to Retain and Treat Teeth and When They Should Become Implants"

  • Wed, Dec 01, 2021 | 7:00 PM - Wed, Dec 01, 2021 | 10:00 PM
  • Location: 9th District Headquarters
  • Address: 364 Elwood Ave, Hawthorne, NY
  • Contact: Diane Darby
  • Email: diane@ninthdistrict.org
  • Phone: 914-747-1199

Instructor: Victor M. Sternberg, D.M.D. – 
Asst. Clinical Prof., Periodontics, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Dental School. Maintains a private practice limited to Periodontics, Briarcliff Manor, NY.


Synopsis: Implants have presented a viable alternative for tooth replacement, eliminating the need for many fixed bridges and partial dentures. However, the down side of this has been that teeth, which could be treated periodontally or endodontically, have been extracted.

This course will help provide the clinician with the tools to make the difficult decision about whether to retain or extract a natural tooth. Diagnostic x-rays, clinical evaluation and 3-D imaging are of great value in making critical diagnoses. Therapy, both non-surgical and surgical, can help turn around a periodontal condition and retain teeth for decades. 

Distinguishing between endodontically-caused bone loss and periodontal bone loss is an important parameter for determining tooth retention. All too often, teeth are removed that could be endodontically treated.

The course will also discuss clinical presentations that will lead to a diagnosis, making long-term success unlikely. The course will provide you with the tools to help make these decisions in an evidence-based and accurate manner.