The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade isn’t the only big event in the Big Apple this weekend. The Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) launches at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Friday, November 27, and will run through Wednesday, December 2. More than 53,000 attendees, 1,500 technical exhibits, and 600 exhibitors are expected.
The conference will begin on Friday with an all-day seminar, “Aesthetic Dentistry: Past, Present and Future,” at the nearby New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Galip Gürel, DDS, will explain the importance of being minimally invasive, the importance of treatment protocols and communication, and how to make a smooth transition from conventional to digital dentistry.
Attendees also can take part in the Saturday International Oral Cancer Symposium. Leading experts in otolaryngology, pathology, craniofacial surgery, oncology, and maxillofacial prosthetics will discuss diagnostic criteria, rehabilitative medicine, and guidelines for oral cancer management across 7 different topics along with panel discussions and question and answer sessions.
“Oral cancer still remains the sixth leading form of cancer, despite recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer,” said Dr. Ian M. Lerner, general chair of the GNYDM. “We hope this international symposium will help dental professionals connect the dots between the latest research and what they can be implementing in their day-to-day practices to reduce the mortality rates of this deadly disease.”
GNYDM also will host the Global Orthodontic Conference, taking place from Saturday through Wednesday. These 16 sessions will explore occlusion, 3-D orthodontics, clear aligners, sleep medicine, arthrosis of the joints, cleft lips and palates, mucogingival problems, and more.
The World Implant Expo will run Sunday through Wednesday with 16 sessions. Topics will examine profitability, the edentulous arch, aesthetic considerations, infected sockets, soft tissue concerns, the peri-implant disease controversy, accelerated healing, predictable augmentation, hands-on socket preservation, and other subjects.
On Sunday, an all-woman panel will discuss “Challenges Facing the Female Dentist” across 6 different sessions, presided by former ADA president Maxine Feinberg, DDS. Additionally on Sunday, practitioners with fewer than 10 years of experience can sit in on the 3 sessions of the New Dentists Program.
Furthermore, the “Live” Dentistry Arena will be open Sunday through Wednesday. Demonstrations will include caries restorations, whitening techniques, ceramic restorations, loaded implants, peri-implantitis treatment, veneers, the use of bioactive materials, and team delegation in a CAD/CAM workflow.
On Monday, fans of television jurisprudence can join the celebrity luncheon with Justice Patricia M. DiMango, star of Hot Bench. In addition to her experience as a judge in the New York City criminal system and on the state’s Supreme Court, she also is the daughter of Dr. Anthony L. DiMango, a past general chair of the GNYDM and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Brooklyn.
And throughout the conference, there will be dozens of educational all-day and half-day seminars, workshops, poster sessions, and essays with programs in both English and Spanish, with additional programs in Portuguese, Russian, French, and Italian. The array of topics will include clinical techniques, new technologies, practice management, ethical issues, Medicaid and Medicare, and even social media.
“I look forward to welcoming you, your family, and your staff to the 2015 Greater New York Dental Meeting,” said Lerner. “We are confident you will have a wonderful and enriching experience and New York City, and we hope you will join so many of our other attendees in making this an annual tradition.”